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
Tell AEP: Fund Clean Air, Not Lawsuits. American Electric Power is 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. Send a message to AEP CEO Nick Akins telling him to fund clean air, not pro-polluter lawsuits.
2. TELL YOUR SENATORS TO CONFIRM GINA MCCARTHY
Tell your Senators to confirm Gina McCarthy as soon as possible. The EPA needs to get back to the important work of protecting Clean Air Act, McCarthy has a strong record as a defender of the Clean Air Act and our environment. We are confident that she will continue Lisa Jackson’s legacy of protecting the air our families breathe. Please tell your Senators to stop the war on the EPA and confirm Gina McCarthy NOW.
3. TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA: BREAK THE CLIMATE PARALYSIS
The EPA has not released its promised carbon emissions standards for new power plants. Standards for existing power plants aren’t in sight. That means the U.S. has no plan for how we are going to reduce carbon emissions–the only way to slow down climate change. President Obama has proposed absolutely nothing to confront the climate crisis. Tell President Obama: Break the Climate Paralysis.
4. TELL FIRST MOM MICHELLE OBAMA TO SPEAK UP ABOUT CLIMATE
Few people have a voice as powerful as First Lady–and First Mom–Michelle Obama. It isn’t a cliché: a mother’s work, a parent’s work, will never be done. It is imperative that we parents unite to protect our children’s sacred right to clean air. Join us in encouraging First Lady Michelle Obama to raise her powerful voice and speak up about climate change.
5. SUPPORT TIER 3 FUEL AND EMISSIONS STANDARDS
The EPA is now accepting public comments on their Tier 3 Standards–a proposed set of rules to cut tailpipe emissions and clean up the fuel that we put in our cars. These standards will reduce the amount of sulfur in U. S. gasoline, which will result in an immediate reduction of emissions that is the equivalent of taking 33 million cars off our nation’s roads. Send a message to the EPA telling them you support these groundbreaking new clean air standards.
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