The way things are now, polluters have more rights to pollute than we have to clean air and water. That is not the way it should be, and it can be changed.
In Brazil, they now have the right to a healthy environment!
From Ecojustice, where you can learn more and take action:
the Right to a Healthy Environment
But it’s not just chemical plants and industries that pollute our air and homes.
People also seem to expect the right to do what they want on their properties, even if that activity impairs the ability of someone else next door or down the block to breathe on their property.
Woodsmoke, tobacco smoke, pesticides, herbicides and toxic laundry products are some of the things that also leave the user’s property and enter neighboring properties and homes, with sometimes devastating effects on the health of people and pets.
I think our right to do what we want on our own property should not include the right to prevent the next person from breathing properly on their property.
What do you think?