How can you help clean the air? Take action!

Sometimes being a good mom means being an engaged citizen. Tell your political representatives that we share the air.

 

IF YOU ONLY HAVE TIME TO DO ONE THING TODAY

The largest source of carbon pollution is power plants. Right now, there are absolutely no limits on carbon pollution. That’s plain wrong. Fortunately, the EPA has proposed new rules that would place limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Tell the EPA that you care about climate change and support limiting carbon pollution from power plants.

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Tell BABIES”R”US: STOP SELLING TOXIC CHEMICALS

Chemicals used widely in consumer products have been linked to a range of health problems, such as asthma, learning disabilities, diabetes, obesity, and reproductive problems. Lax federal laws keep potentially toxic chemicals in our products – but retailers like Babies”R”Us can do better. Tell Babies”R”Us to protect children’s health by requiring that suppliers use the safest materials available. Tell Toys”R”Us/Babies”R”Us CEO Antonio Urcelay that it’s time take action on toxic chemicals.

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TELL EPA: PROTECT US FROM NATURAL GAS POLLUTION

People–including pregnant women and unborn children–are suffering under the burden of increased air pollution as a consequence of natural gas development. These communities deserve clean, healthy air–and a healthy planet for our children’s future. Tell the EPA that we need national protection against methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.

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TELL EBAY TO PULL OUT OF ALEC

eBay is a corporate member of ALEC, a group that has declared it is launching “a political tsunami against EPA,” and engaging in “guerilla tactics” to undermine health protective limits on greenhouse gas pollution. Many companies, like Facebook,Pepsi, Kraft, GM, Yelp and Yahoo, have pulled out of ALEC. eBay needs to stop putting their profits ahead of the health of our families. Please tell eBay you won’t give them one more penny as long as they continue to fund climate deniers.

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TELL YOUR SENATORS: PROTECT OUR FAMILIES FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS

Our current chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, is badly broken. It allows chemicals onto the market without adequate safety testing. We think it’s time to change that. Tell your Senators to support strong legislation that truly protects vulnerable populations, such as babies and children, from the health effects of toxic chemical exposures.

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TELL THE SENATE TO END TAX BREAKS FOR OIL, GAS AND COAL

Millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet. But the world’s richest and most powerful companies–billion dollar corporate oil and gas giants–are getting hundreds of millions of dollars, every year, from the U.S. government in the form of tax breaks. Tell the Senate that it’s time to end these tax breaks for wealthy and powerful oil, gas and coal companies.

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URGE BARACK OBAMA TO STOP THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

The Keystone pipeline encourages the development for many decades of Alberta’s tar sands, some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet. The United States can, and must, refuse to be complicit–refuse to be a partner–in harvesting this filthy fuel. Keystone is about yesterday’s power. We must focus–as engineers, economists, and parents and consumers–on tomorrow’s power. Please tell President Obama to stop the Keystone pipeline.

 

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TELL YOUR GOVERNOR TO SUPPORT CLEAN AIR FOR KIDS

Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, interfere with lung development, and increase adverse birth outcomes. Air pollution can also change our climate and trigger extreme weather events. Please tell your Governor to protect our children’s health by working to make the air in your state as clean as possible.

 

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