Soot: Filthy And Sickening

BY ON October 26, 2012

Mother and young son outside

A few months ago, tens of thousands of Moms Clean Air Force members told the EPA that we want stronger limits on soot pollution. Based on the latest science, we know soot can trigger asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes, and even death. Soot is also the second-leading cause of global warming–after carbon dioxide emissions.

The EPA must sign a final rule by December 14th of this year. We know how Big Coal operates–because the coal industry is fighting pollution controls every step of the way, all over the country.

Perhaps they want our air to be as filthy and sickening as the air in parts of China and India. That’s where you can see what an unregulated coal industry looks like.

People everywhere have a sacred right to clean air. Let’s make sure we protect that right here at home and our children will breathe easier.

We must keep the pressure on the EPA as it completes its final review of the new soot standards. We cannot allow pro-polluters to weaken the Clean Air Act.


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TOPICS: Coal, EPA, Pollution, Science

  • GG

    I applaud the MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE for supporting EPA’s efforts to
    tighten soot standards. You are showing great supporting research and
    that you are serious about clean air for our future generations.

    Please don’t forget about technologies that can reduce the air pollution now that is killing millions yearly and help to expedite them in to the existing infrastructure while moving forward with the efforts to install new future zero emission energy solutions.

    Some of the new air pollution reduction technologies actually are highly profitable and could be a great source of the funds needed to help with the higher expense normally associated with future zero emission energy technologies that have slowed their installations globally.

    In that sense, it is my feeling that MomsCAF might be the instrumental catalyst for bringing about a true win/win/win solution of cleaner air for us all in the near term by encouraging installations of profitable air pollution reduction technologies that could lead to a realistic financial environment which may then enable future longer term clean air solutions without taxing us all to death in a time when we can least afford it.

    Thank you MomsCAF for all that you are doing to help people, plants, and animals breathe easier.