We Don’t Need Jobs If We’re Dead: An Open Letter To Congressman Pete Visclosky

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Dear Mr. Visclosky,

Your constituents are dying. We are dying from air pollution, soil pollution, and water pollution. We are dying from some of the highest rates of toxic pollution in the country.

We are drinking and breathing poison.

This is old news though, isn’t it?

As BP oil is still being cleaned up here in Whiting, we need to talk about priorities, Mr. Visclosky.

Can I call you Pete? Good.

Pete, you used to be the chairman of the Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Perhaps the gravity of the situation hasn’t hit you yet.

Perhaps your constituents haven’t made their concerns clear to you yet.

Or perhaps there are certain conflicts of interest here.


This isn’t really about the oil spill. BP has been destroying our communities a lot longer than these past few days.

Let me break this down for you, Pete. We’ve got…

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