Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Environmental Command

I generally don’t do fundraisers for politicians, because so many of them are full of so much b.s. I just don’t feel comfortable lending whatever credibility I might have to whatever shadiness they might be up to. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is an exception, and I try to make a point to support his work.

His latest push is to hold BP accountable for the healthcare costs of oil spill cleanup workers. Here is Rep. Nadler on MSNBC:

From the email call to action:

Amidst the horrifying news of this environmental and economic disaster, we must ensure that we do not repeat the federal government’s mistakes in addressing the toxic environmental conditions after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  If the responders and community members near the World Trade Center site had been warned and protected by the EPA and the Bush administration in the first place, we would have prevented thousands from becoming sick unnecessarily.  Let’s not allow the same systemic failure that happened in the dark days after September 11 to happen again to the residents and relief workers in the Gulf Region today.
Sign the petition to demand that BP take responsibility and do whatever it takes to protect the people cleaning up ITS mess.  Tell President Barack Obama, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis that they must enforce ALL safety laws during the cleanup in order to prevent a repeat of the public health crisis that occurred in NYC post-9/11.  Providing respirators, testing the air, and following other life-saving procedures cannot be optional.
Thanks Rep. Nadler.
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