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Sometimes, being a good mom means being an engaged citizen. Tell your political representatives that we share the air.
The Trump administration has jeopardized the integrity of the Environmental Protection Agency, cutting crucial safeguards that protect our communities and our children from air pollution and climate change. Standing at the helm of this sinking ship is EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. It’s time he was relieved of this command. He’s had over a year now to get his act together and stand up for our children’s health — instead, he has protected polluters. Tell Congress: we deserve an EPA administrator who will work to protect our families — that person is not Scott Pruitt.
Right now, major automakers like Chrysler, Ford, and GM are using the lobbying muscle of their trade association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, to weaken tailpipe standards for cars. The Clean Car Standards were created with the input and support of the US auto industry just a few years ago. These ambitious but achievable fuel efficiency standards for new cars and small trucks are already working. They benefit all Americans, especially the 6 million US children with asthma, from dangerous air pollution. By 2025 they will prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Tell Chrysler, Ford, and GM that moms and dads want them to support clean car standards and stand up for our children’s health and future.
By attempting to repeal America’s Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are casting the future of our world—and the future of our children and grandchildren—into jeopardy. It is an irresponsible, dangerous decision, and flies in the face of the tremendous support shown for the Plan by red and blue states, cities, communities, religious leaders, and some of America’s largest corporations. Pruitt’s EPA has offered no replacement for the Plan. However, a public comment period is open until April 26. Add your voice! Demand a Plan that will reduce harmful pollution and protect future generations.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to withdraw critical clean air guidelines for the oil and gas industry that protect our kids. The oil and gas pollution control guidelines (formally known as the Control Techniques Guidelines, or CTGs) set a baseline for how oil and gas companies must reduce smog-forming pollution in areas exceeding national pollution limits. These guidelines are needed to help our kids breathe easier and protect their health. Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt to do his job and put American families’ health ahead of corporate polluters and special interests.
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has released a new proposal to weaken the limits on the amount of methane pollution that the oil and gas industry is allowed to vent, leak and burn. This proposal is a dangerous decision that puts polluters before our families. It also gives the oil and gas industry permission to continue to waste a precious resource. This is not just a win for the oil and gas industry — this puts the health of our children at risk. We should be strengthening protections against these pollutants, not weakening them to benefit the oil and gas industry. Demand that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke puts the health of families over the interests of polluters.
No one should lose a loved one to deadly chemicals. But right now you can walk into Lowe’s and other stores and buy paint strippers containing deadly chemicals right off the shelf–these products have killed numerous Americans. In January of 2017, the EPA proposed banning methylene chloride in paint strippers, but the Trump Administration backed off under pressure from the chemical industry. Tell Lowe’s to stop selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers, and tell the EPA to ban them outright.
Oil and gas giants- some of the world’s most profitable companies- are granted hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies each year–while they continue to contribute to dangerous climate change. Millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet. But we are helping make dirty energy companies—and their lobbyists–very rich. Tell the Senate that it’s time to end these tax breaks for wealthy and powerful oil, gas and coal companies.
Trump’s proposed budget for FY 2019 will dramatically slash the EPA budget, gutting bedrock pollution protection programs and hobbling enforcement of basic clean air standards. This budget is a naked attempt to put power in the hands of polluters. As parents, we are outraged at this proposal. Please tell your Congressperson: This budget proposal is making me and my family sick.
With America’s departure from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, the responsibility for climate action now falls on others: States, businesses, universities, local leaders, and communities. States—and their governors—hold particular power in the fight against devastating climate change. Already, we have seen several states announce they will follow the targets set by the Agreement. However, we need more. With the federal government surrendering its chance to lead on climate action, our states must be as aggressive as possible in the effort to thwart global warming and protect the health of our children. The future of our families and our world depend upon it. Let your governor know that you demand climate action and you need them to take the lead.
Among our most essential rights: Healthy lungs, hearts and brains. Safe and thriving families, communities, and economies. A serious commitment to defeat climate change. The right to live free from pollution. This is our Declaration of Freedom from Pollution. It means that all Americans can expect a happier and healthier life. Declare your right to freedom from pollution below.Send a Message