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

An extensive and growing body of scientific evidence shows that ground level ozone, or smog, causes measurable, serious health impacts at levels commonly found in metropolitan areas across the U.S. That’s why EPA has proposed to tighten allowable levels of smog from 75 parts per billion (ppb), our current standard, to a range of 65-70 ppb.In order to truly protect children’s lungs, the national standard for smog should be set at 60 ppb. Tell the EPA you support stronger protections against smog pollution.

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THANK GINA MCCARTHY FOR FIGHTING TO PROTECT US FROM METHANE POLLUTION

The White House recently announced a significant plan to protect Americans from natural gas leaks–a plan that will cut methane emissions nearly in half in ten years. Don’t let this historic plan go unnoticed: Please thank Gina McCarthy for her strong leadership in protecting us from methane pollution. And tell her: this is just the beginning. More needs to be done. 

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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 PRESIDENT 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 PRESIDENT OBAMA: PROTECT NATIONAL PARKS FROM THE IMPACTS OF FRACKING

Fracking is a booming industry and the oil and gas companies want to exploit every available piece of land. This boom could harm our treasured national parks. Please tell President Obama to protect our national parks from the impacts of fracking.

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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 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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