ACAT News & Updates
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New rules will make it harder to protect public health from harm caused by toxic chemicals
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is making good on the President’s promise to dismantle EPA and its protections for American families and workers. He quickly appointed several high-ranking employees of the American Chemistry Council, including Nancy Beck, whom he put in charge of the section responsible for implementing the bi-partisan reforms of our country’s toxic chemicals law passed in
Gathering of Indigenous People from the Arctic, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Issues “Salmon Declaration”
Last weekend people from Alaska and the world came together in Chickaloon for the Second Indigenous Peoples’ International Gathering to Honor, Protect and Defend the Salmon. ACAT sent several representatives.
The Salmon Declaration that emerged from the gathering is powerful. Please take a few minutes to read it here: Salmon Declaration August 5 2017
The Future of Public Health Under President Trump: How Sidelining Science Threatens Vulnerable Communities and Children
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)
About the Call:
Thursday, August 3rd, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, First United Methodist Church in Anchorage. Free and open to the public.
Co-hosted by ACAT, International Indian Treaty Council & Chickaloon Traditional Village Council. Agenda (PDF)
Women from Alaska and beyond will join together to discuss life experiences, current issues, & action strategies regarding reproductive health, environmental violence, inter-generational health, & other struggles that we face in trying to defend our lands, waters, & the health
EPA has finally agreed to address the worst spikes of fine particulate matter in the country
The US EPA recently published a notice that it is reclassifying Fairbanks as a “serious” non-attainment area for air pollution. This long-overdue action triggers requirements for the state to adopt the strictest measures possible to address Fairbanks’ years-long pollution problems and bring the area into compliance with national air quality standards.
EPA’s action comes as a result of a pending lawsuit by Fairbanks residents to enforce