There are only three days left to tell the EPA that you support carbon pollution safeguards to protect our kids from asthma-inducing smog.
In the last couple of months, more than 2 million Americans have submitted comments in support of the EPA’s proposal to protect our health — more comments than any agency has ever received on a proposal. It’s a huge accomplishment, but we can’t announce victory just yet — Big Coal is pulling out all the stops to stand in the way of the EPA’s progress to curb carbon pollution.
|Tell the EPA: Americans Support Industrial Carbon Pollution Protections!|
There is currently no federal limit on how much life-threatening carbon pollution can be spewed by coal plants — pollution that is linked to significant health hazards like asthma-inducing smog. The EPA knows that 158 million Americans live in counties with unacceptable air pollution levels — which is why they are about to make history by proposing first-ever carbon pollution protections.1
Tell the EPA that we support industrial carbon pollution protections so all of our families can breathe clean air. Yet even before the EPA moves forward, corporate polluters like the infamous Koch Brothers align against us.
The Koch Brothers have been quietly using their billions for years to undermine efforts to address carbon pollution — all so they can continue raking in record profits spewing unchecked pollution into our air.
Big Coal and Big Oil billionaires are not in charge of our health: join the effort to send hundreds of thousands of message to the EPA in support of strong industrial carbon pollution protections.
When we’re united, we’re a more powerful force than all the corporate polluters and their money. We beat them last year on major life-saving mercury protections — and we’ll do it again and again until our air and water are clean. We’ll challenge them at every level — in the media, in our communities, and in the halls of government. Together, we can create a future that is cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Join me in ensuring the EPA protects our families from industrial carbon pollution — send your message today.
The stakes are high – if we don’t do something about carbon pollution, we’ll see more kids who can’t practice their sports outside, more seniors with lung disease unable to enjoy a walk outdoors, and more adults with asthma and other respiratory disorders who never had it before.2
With strong carbon pollution protections, we can move off outdated and dirty coal-fired power plants. Our country has 21st century clean energy technologies. It’s time to use them.
It’s time for a change: let the EPA know Americans stand behind cleaner air!
Thanks for all you do to protect our environment!
Mary Anne Hitt Beyond Coal Campaign Director Sierra Club
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 “Climate and Your Health: Addressing the Most Serious Health Effects of Climate Change“ Natural Resources Defense Council. March 2011.
 “Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution” Union of Concerned Scientists. June 2011.