Our Targets

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Moms Clean Air Force is focused on fighting for clean air.

Here are some of our most important targets–and they’re always moving!

Demand Action against Global Warming

Status: President Obama delivered his Climate Action Plan on June 25th, 2013

  • Defend Strong Standards on Carbon Pollution from All Power Plants

Status: President Obama has directed the EPA to complete new pollution standards for both new and existing power plants during his Climate Action Plan delivered on June 25th, 2013; on September 20th, 2013 the EPA proposed new rules that would place limits on carbon pollution from new power plants

Status: Delivered comments to the State Department on March 7, 2014

Defend the Clean Air Act

  • Petition the President: Protect little lungs from smog

Status: On October 1, 2015 EPA announced an updated smog standard set at 70ppb

Status: Passed *will be analysed by the DC Circuit Court

  • Petition the EPA: Protect little lungs form smog
  • Petition the Senate: Protect little lungs from smog

Status: Passed

Status: On April 29, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the U.S. EPA’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule

Status: Comment period closed July 1, 2013

  • Support the Nomination of Clean Air Act Defender Gina McCarthy to head the EPA

Status: On July 18, 2013 the Senate approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy in a 59-40 vote

Demand Strong Air Quality Protections During Natural Gas Development

  • Tell the Bureau of Land Management: You support their proposed rule to limit methane pollution
    • Status: the comment period closed on April 22, 2016
  • Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: Cut methane emissions from existing fracking operations
    • Status: On March 10, 2016 EPA announced that they will begin developing regulations for methane emissions from existing oil and gas sources.
  • Tell President Obama: Cut methane emissions from existing fracking operations
  • Tell the EPA: we support strong limits on fracking pollution
    • Status: On December 3, 2015 Moms Clean Air Force delivered over 73,000 comments to EPA headquarters in support of strong methane standards for new sources.
  • Tell the EPA: we need protection from fracking pollution

Status: On May 12, 2016, EPA issued three final rules that together will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. Thank Administrator McCarthy for fighting to protect us from methane pollution.

  • Petition the President: Protect us from Natural Gas Pollution

Status: On January 14, 2015 the White House announced actions to reduce methane emissions

Chemical Safety

  • Petition your Senator: Vote yes on chemical policy reform
    • Status: On June 7, 2016 the Senate approved a bill to overhaul America’s chemical regulations.
  • Petition your Representative: Vote yes on TSCA reform
  • Petition EPA: Protect our families from chemical disasters
  • Petition Congress: Finalize real chemical safety reform
    • Status: On May 19, 2016 Congress announced an upcoming vote on a bill to protect us from harmful chemicals.
  • Petition the Senate: Get the job done on historical toxic chemical reform
  • Petition Babies “R” Us: stop selling toxic chemicals
  • Petition Dollar Stores: stop selling toxic products

Accomplishments

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