Scott Pruitt: Do Not Overturn Asbestos Regulations

Target: Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Do not block ban on asbestos.

Scott Pruitt has been fighting to overturn the EPA’s regulations on asbestos since his confirmation, in addition to refusing to promise a finalized ban on the deadly poison before then. Should his attempts prove successful, we will not see a ban on asbestos for years to come, if ever.

Asbestos is the leading cause of many deadly illnesses, most notably mesothelioma cancer. Over 15,000 people have died from asbestos-related illnesses in the United States each year, but the country continues to keep asbestos legal. With Scott Pruitt’s efforts, it could be normalized just as it was in the past.

We cannot let this happen. Asbestos has caused too many deaths in this country, and since 2011, at least 90 percent of those were due to mesothelioma. Survivors of the cancer will be at risk again, and others will be at risk of developing the disease if Pruitt succeeds in rolling back the regulations. Sign this petition to demand Pruitt keep these regulations in place.


Dear Administrator Pruitt,

Your attempts to overturn the EPA’s regulations on asbestos will set us back years in finally issuing a ban on this dangerous substance. Every year, 15,000 people die from diseases related to asbestos exposure, and nearly 13,000 of those deaths are from mesothelioma cancer. In normalizing the use of asbestos, you are putting many lives at risk, especially the ones of cancer survivors.

The EPA is responsible for protecting the environment for the sake of the people living in this country. As its head, you must be responsible and consider their safety and well-being; overturning the regulations limiting asbestos is extremely irresponsible and careless. You will be responsible for many more deaths.

Do not overturn these regulations. Do not hinder our fight for a ban on asbestos.


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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    get out of the epa now!

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