Write to the EPA

Dominique Browning makes this suggestion:

I’m the kind of person who willingly — but very selectively — hits the SEND button on form letters to support campaigns. But in the case of this new EPA ruling, we have to do a bit more. The public comment period was extended to August 4, but that date is fast approaching, so please act now. I’ve made it as easy as possible for you to write in support of the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

Here’s the letter I sent:

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0044 (NSPS action)

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234 (NESHAP action)

“Dear Lisa Jackson,

Like you, I’m a mother. I want my children, and their children, to breath clean air. I want EPA to keep doing its work, enforcing and strengthening the Clean Air Act. I’m outraged that polluters want to weaken it. I know that there are cost-effective technologies for coal plants to use, and since the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards have been in the making for twenty years, there’s been more than enough time for coal plants to get ready. In fact, many responsible coal plant companies have already cut their emissions. I support the new, first ever national standards.”

You can copy and paste my letter, embroider on it, amp up your outrage — whatever you want.  Send your comments in an email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov . You can keep it short, so it will only take a minute. Just let them know that you like the idea of keeping the air clean for our kids. At the top of your email, make sure you include these two referral numbers.

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0044 (NSPS action)

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234 (NESHAP action)

And don’t forget to add your name, hometown and state at the bottom.

Please help make sure the polluters don’t get the last word.