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.
1. 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. Please tell the EPA you support the new limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
2. TELL THE HOUSE TO SUPPORT THE EPA AND FIGHT DIRTY COAL
The House of Representatives are holding hearings on proposed legislation to block the EPA from regulating carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a leading cause of the greenhouse gasses causing our disastrous global warming. Tell your Representative to fight Dirty Coal and support the EPA and new limits on carbon pollution — before it’s too late.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. TELL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE NEW ENERGY BILL
The Senate is considering the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, also known as the New Energy Bill–the first major energy bill in six years. This bill will have a swift and measurable positive impact on our economy and our environment. Please tell your Senators to support the New Energy Bill and help usher in a new era of climate-saving energy efficiency.
6. TELL AEP & FIRST ENERGY: FUND CLEAN AIR, NOT LAWSUITS
American Electric Power and FirstEnergy are spending millions of ratepayer dollars on lawsuits that would give them the right to pollute our air, water and food with mercury.They should be investing in scrubbing mercury emissions from their power plants–something their colleagues in the coal industry have already done. AEP and FirstEnergy can certainly afford it and we can’t afford the cost of mercury pollution to our childrens’ health.