Take action: North Carolina's Senators Stood on the Right Side Because of them, we’re on the verge of winning a crucial battle. Michael Dourson has dedicated his career to helping his chemical industry clients downplay concerns about their products and the risks they post to the American public. He does this by misusing science to claim that chemicals are safe at dangerously high levels. And now, President Trump has nominated Dourson to lead the EPA’s chemical safety office—which would put him in charge of regulating the very companies that have effectively been signing his paychecks. Dourson was hired by DuPont to help defend its use of a chemical called PFOA, the predecessor to GenX, after citizens sued over water contamination in West Virginia and Ohio. Now, Southeastern North Carolinians are dealing with a crisis as GenX has infiltrated their water supplies. Much of what North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality can do to address this problem relies on EPA's standards and expert assistance—so Dourson's nomination puts the health and safety of North Carolina's families directly at risk. That's what convinced Senators Tillis and Burr to be the first Republicans to publicly stand against Michael Dourson. Take action today, and thank them for putting principles above politics! Recipients Targeted recipients based on your address Message Thank you for opposing Michael Dourson's nomination Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I'm writing today out of great appreciation for your decision to protect the health and safety of North Carolina's families and children by opposing Michael Dourson's nomination. As you know, if he were to lead the EPA's chemical safety office, North Carolina's families would face tremendous uncertainty and potentially devastating consequences as communities struggle to tackle the GenX contamination problem in the Cape Fear River and other chemical safety issues affecting drinking water supplies elsewhere in the state. Dourson's paid testimony for DuPont to downplay the risks of PFOA--a predecessor to GenX--clearly demonstrates we cannot trust him to protect our health. In opposing his nomination, you have helped to protect North Carolina's families and children. I am extremely grateful for your leadership on this crucial issue. Thank you,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.