Urgent: Take Action To Support The Good Neighbor Rule

BY ON November 4, 2011

Dominique BrowningWe have only a few days to take action to support the “Good Neighbor Rule”.

Imagine this:

It’s a brilliantly sunny day. You’ve just pulled clean white sheets out of your front-loading, water-saving washing machine, and hung them on the clothesline to dry.

Next door, your neighbor turns on his Super Duper Soot Spraying Machine.

The breeze picks up. Within minutes your sheets are gray. You’re coughing. Your baby is wheezing, on the verge of an asthma attackBack inside, everyone, you say. Making such a dangerous mess ought to be against the law!

Exactly.

There’s a new air pollution law designed to protect states from pollution coming from power plants in neighboring states. The EPA’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule is truly a “Good Neighbor Bill.” It will require polluting states to take responsibility for cleaning up their mess, instead of dumping it all over their neighbor’s clotheslines–and all over children in schoolyards, houses, and gardens.

The Good Neighbor bill needs your support.

It is now in danger. Freshman Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a resolution that would not only block the “Good Neighbor Rule,” but it could prevent EPA from ever issuing a similar rule again.

They say good fences make good neighbors. Air doesn’t recognize fences or respect state borders, of course. Good laws make good neighbors, when it comes to keeping air and water clean. The Cross State Air Pollution Rule is designed to help downwind states protect their communities from smog and soot pollution blowing in from power plants in upwind states.

Your Senator needs to hear from you today about why the Rand rule, S. J. Res 27– a “bad neighbor rule”–should be rejected.

A vote on his deadly bill could come anytime soon. If Senator Paul has his way, states that want clean air won’t have any control over what’s blowing their way.

*This means that asthma rates will continue to skyrocket–in states that can do nothing to control pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

*This means that millions of children will continue to miss school days because of respiratory illness–in states that can do nothing to control pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

*This means that mercury poisoning will continue–in states that can do nothing to keep their water from being contaminated by pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

The “Good Neighbor Rule” protects states that are doing everything they can to keep their children safe by keeping their air clean.

You will be in good company supporting this rule. Amazingly, several major utility executives–including the CEO of Exelon–America’s third-largest utility–have urged EPA to implement the rule; they say the grid will remain reliable, and the health benefits of reducing emissions will outweigh the costs of implementing the technologies, which they calculate to be modest. For real utility wonks (and I’m becoming one!) there’s a terrific interview with Exelon CEO John Rowe in the Wall Street Journal.

“The current leadership of EPA rightly or wrongly, largely rightly, sees cleaning up the energy fleet as its reason for being,” he says. “People with the old coal plants are gaming the system.”

Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander has also announced that he will not support the Paul effort. But we cannot just assume that “The Good Neighbor Rule” is safe. The potential votes right now look too close for comfort. Alexander says the “Good Neighbor Rule” is reasonable.

Senator Paul is corralling support for his attack on the “Good Neighbor Bill” in the Senate right now. He is planning to bring his bill up under a sneaky, hardly used legislative procedure that can shut down debate and fast track action in the Senate. He wants to protect polluters’ right to pollute!

That’s why your Senators need to hear from you today.

Urge your Senators to REJECT the Rand Paul Clean Air Assault.

Urge your Senators to SUPPORT the Good Neighbor Bill–the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.

Parents teach our children to be good neighbors. Time to teach our politicians the same lesson.

Tell Washington: Listen to your mothers!

TOPICS: Activism, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution

  • Holly Kukkonen

    We all need to care for each other.

  • mike rollo

    i respect my neighbors and so should your neighbors in another state.They shouldn’t get away with being ignorant

  • Francesco C. Leboffe

    Please HELP!

  • Leslie Cassidy

    They say good fences make good neighbors. Air doesn’t recognize fences or respect state borders, of course. Good laws make good neighbors, when it comes to keeping air and water clean. The Cross State Air Pollution Rule is designed to help downwind states protect their communities from smog and soot pollution blowing in from power plants in upwind states.

  • Jack Robins

    We need to protect our environment

  • Bart Hovis

    Please don’t think that the only way to create jobs is to destroy the environment! With 7 billion humans now on the planet protecting the earth has to take an increasingly important priority.

  • Karen West

    I don’t know much about the issue, but please, use common sense when you make your decisions! Noone wants to harm anyone with bad air, if that is happening!

  • http://www.solarcampusinitiative.org Cheri Olf

    Kudos for promoting the Good Neighbor bill! Here in Tiverton, RI, the Brayton Point coal-fired power plant is our behemoth, soot-belching neighbor. We will spread the word in Washington and beyond!

  • Yvette Raderman

    POLLUTION IS TOXIC AND HARMFUL TO LUNGS, HEALTH OF CHILDREN, THE ENVIRONMENT
    A ND ALL LIVING THINGS. PASSING THE BUCK TO OTHER STATES SHOWS LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY AND IS A SIGN OF LACK OF CITIZENSHIP. THIS IS THE COWARD’S WAY
    OUT, IT’S LOW AND DIRTY, IT’S SHAMEFUL.

  • http://Google Samantha Lehman

    The air in CA is 1,000 percent better than when I was subjected to it during the 50’s & thereafter. I worked in an enclosed area of a huge building, but every single day my eyes burned, my throat burned & my breathing, to this day, is affected.
    Whatever is in our air today can & will bring back those ugly gray skies & the horror of trying to breathe.
    There is too much to be fighting for in our country, but I feel that our air quality should be number one.

    • http://TheInternationalCoalitionAgainstWoodBurningPollution Ernest Grolimund

      Your Super Dooper Soot Machines: stoves, owbs, iwb’s nearby

      You got it right sort of. Except instead of imagining your sheets are getting dirty, imagine you daughter gasping for breath. “Mommy, mommy I can’t breathe”, she says and off to the hospital you go. She stays there for 7 days with misdiagnosed pneumonia when the problem was wood smoke from a burner next dor or charcoal grilling smoke infiltrating your home or an owb next door creating visible wood smoke engulfing your house. It has happened to me repeatedly from an iwb, stove, and charcoal grilling. The pm levels were studied and found to be in the 50 to 5,000 mcg/m3 range for old stoves, 80 to 2,00 mcg/m3 for owbs and who knows what for smelly charcoal grilling smoke except the smoke was visible and smelled and this indicates health problems according to the CDC. The pm from power plants in the next state is nothing comparedd to this, and yet you are scientifically and probably correctly worried about the power plant pollution from the next state. What about the brown clouds moving from India to China, from one country to another and photographed by NASA satelites going over the Himalayan glaciers which supply water to millions and millions?

      Your super dooper soot machine is real and is the wood burning equipment next door to millions of americans. That is why you can’t stop your efforts to preach to the polluters about the Good Neighbor Rule. That is what God wants you to do. And love or care for the earth too. That is in Genesis.

  • Elaine Donovan

    The Good Neighbor Bill must remain in place to ensure clean air and the relevancy of the EPA.

  • David Moffatt

    This entire matter could be resolved once and for all if real estate ownership were extended to include the air up to 1000 feet above one’s property. Any unwanted intrusion of any form, including pollutants, would be grounds for a “cease and desist” and if necessary, a lawsuit to which every property owner would potentially be a party.

  • http://www.sthelensupdate.com Bill Eagle

    We need the good neighbor bill. We need to protect ourselves and our children. Please support this very sensible piece of legislation.

  • http://chicfineart.com Mini

    I have a son with asthma caused by pollution while living in Bangkok , Thailand and then he had no relief when we moved to Arizona in the 70 when pollution was creeping across the desert from Los Angles into Litchfield Park area! NO MORE lung problems …we cannot allow the GREED DRIVEN TO GO IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! Protect our people!!

  • Anna Feldman

    I have reactive airway to smoke, chemical and perfumes. I was recently in Albuquerque when there was a forest fire, and I had trouble breathing from the particulates created by this fire. We need to prevent as much air pollution as possible to prevent asthma attacks that are life threatening to children and adults!

  • http://chicfineart.com Mini

    I have a son with asthma caused by pollution while living in Bangkok , Thailand when we were in the Air Force. He had no relief when we moved to Arizona in the 70’s because pollution was creeping across the desert from Los Angles into Litchfield Park area! NO MORE lung problems …we cannot allow the GREED DRIVEN TO GO IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! Protect our people!! Stop the unhealthy practices they are proposing now!

  • V Shalhon

    We need clean air for ourselves and our children

  • Liz Rorke

    This makes sense to me.

  • John Tangney

    Air polution does not stay in one state. It needs to be regulated to prevet one state from poluting another!

  • Alice Lewis

    We The People.. have had it with dirty pollution, dirty polluters and even dirtier politicians! REJECT the Rand Paul Clean Air Assault! And please SUPPORT the Good Neighbor Bill, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. Thank You.

  • Paul Michel

    The Goodneighbor Bill must be passed! It’s only common sense!

  • Carolyn Barrett

    Dirty Pollution is not good for our family!!!!!good clean air are good to breathe.i want my family to breathe.please stop the Air Pollution

  • katherine

    Is this really something that anyone would have to think about? One does not have to a rocket scientist to know we all need clean air.

  • Maria Renner

    Please pass the Good Neighbor Bill…if not for us, for our children!

  • Debra Lila

    We should all love and care for one another. Mother Earth is a precious gift as are her creatures. The air that we all breathe should be clean and not polluted. This bill must pass.

  • Nicholas

    I have lots of sinus problems & I hate it when the sugarcane farmers around me burn the cane because it’s very hard for me to breath. I think it’s a shame that I should have to spend my money to see a doctor because my neighbors only care about saving a few bucks so I fully support this bill

  • Ralph Luman

    Support thie=is Good Neightor bill. We need to eliminate polution in the air for our coming generations.

  • Ali Golji

    There ought to be a law to force those who monetarily benefit by forcing the rest of us to breath dirty, contaminated air, to be forced to breath deep coal dust, mercury, arsenic, nicotine and the rest of the heavy metals as punishment at least an hour a day or smoke a pack of cigarettes. At least we give them a choice to pick how they want to die!!
    You know since our congressmen are not busy these days and come up with worthless ideas, they might be interested in a legislation project like this since they have lost their merbles any way.

  • Jim Nordstrom

    Please pass this bill.

  • Bonnie Singleton

    The EPA should be strengthened, not weakened. We need to think of the generations to come.

  • Aida Shirley

    Passing this bill is matter of fairness.

  • Stef

    Regard for pesonal neighbors is the basic foundation on which we have to build foreign friendships and policies.

  • Maggie Varadhan

    We need to keep our own air and the air of our neighboring states CLEAN!

  • probyn gregory

    It is only common sense after all, and the cost of doing business.

  • http://www.sharonfoc.org Paul Lauenstein

    If the government is so busy catering to industry that it cannot even assure people of clean air to breathe, whose side are they on, anyway? Check out the 20-minute animated video called The Story of Stuff at: http://www.storyofstuff.com/movies-all/story-of-stuff/

  • George Renaud

    Clean air and water are necessities of life. I hear so many people wanting Ron Paul for president. I don’t understand how a man that raised such a son as Rand Paul could even be considered as presidential material.

  • http://theponderinggulch.blogspot.com Bruce John Anderson

    Sirs/Ma’am,

    I suppose I may be a bit more harsh than most for now, but when profit for the few counts far more than the air we all breathe in, I feel no need to argue anymore, but to take whatever action is necessary to make the tide of these self serving methods yield.

    To every irresponsible industrialist that have no reservations in accelerating their pollution emissions instead of being innovative enough in curbing them and along with every Congressman that supports him/her in doing so…I say your time of reckoning has begun in one form or another.

    For ya see, my sister just lost her four-year-old twin grandson this past August to an acute asthma attack and I’ll be danged if I’m just going to roll over and watch more emissions spew forth in exacerbating asthma even more onto our children.

    Please read, if you get the time, my pondering gulch website article, ‘In Reverence’ and you’ll understand my feelings more.

    Pollution knows no borders…

    Regards,
    BJA

  • Jay Mayhem

    This is fine and dandy, like the #Occupy movement, but NOTHING will get done as long as we allow the rich to remain in charge! We must kidnap those responsible, starting with the Koch Bros! Whether or not they meet our demands to distribute the wealth and put an end to their “madness”, we slit their throats and wait and watch for that oh, so awesome pool of red!!!

  • Roger Cagle

    Please pass the Good Neighbor Bill!!!!!

  • Patty Rasmussen

    We all deserve to be able to breathe clean air!

  • Amanda Burger

    Support the Good Neighbor bill. We need clean air

  • Tammy Thompson

    ZIP 60410 Will Cty, so many TRI’s & too many sick & suffering; many homeland & nat’l security issues

    We moved but air quality etc. is getting worse out there even where we live now too. Can’t drive out there without leaving physically sick from all the toxic & noxious fumes…

    Nobody in the public sector is aware of these toxic issues happening. Ironic that for years we met with the village of Channahon & they repeatedly told us that we the residents complaining in their office about the foul air quality & our property devaluation as well as our health & water quality (or lack thereof) was being impacted by the industries they keep allowing tax breaks to the very companies the village promised would help the economy.

    Multiple village updates about the big dollars rolling in & never giving anyone a break in the public sector finally a tiny one but they keep upping the taxes onto Joe Public meanwhile multi- million & billion dollar companies dispute their property taxes & don’t pay a dime while Channahon village hall turned into the TajMa Hall. Look at Elwood too how did they do it too?

    We even went to public meetings w/ the former & current mayors where they told us these companies are well within their right to dispute & not pay taxes.

    Behind closed doors upon several occasions each time with former village administrator(s) & the last meeting (Joe Cook was a no show again) said to us that “you are not allowed to dispute your taxes & in fact we don’t give them enough in tax revenue to do anything for us.”

    Troy Township said we are not allowed to dispute our taxes either.

    Also adding insult to injury the IEPA alluded to the same almost verbatim on many conversations. They claim they get pennies from the public.

    In light of recent issues with the current mayor & all the tax shelters set up by Channahon & other towns while polluting COAL, OIL, Chemical industries are allowed to violate air quality as well as personal properties & apply for tax breaks & more deferments is reprehensible, demeaning/degrading & should be criminal.

    These are very serious threats to homeland & national security & to add to the fact that the bridge over I-55 rated F’s & E’s & this is also a major highway that is an evacuation route for nuclear as well as multiple chemical industries. Why is nobody helping the people at all?

    FOIA & See Channahon’s paid for review of the many issues with hazardous issues in the area before Intermodal & all the trucks etc. We have a copy & so does many others, shouldn’t be hard to find they paid a lot of money for the evaluation. When we asked for accurate data FIOAed for info they told us we are a homeland security threat & refused.

    Considering there’s little to no policing of RTE6 on any venue due to boundary issues or whatever their lame excuses, don’t have to worry about little ole me… we just want to help protect fellow citizens & our country.

    As someone who was forced to flee for the health & safety of our family I don’t feel any more secure knowing we’re just minutes away while loved ones & friends are in the thick of it. It all depends on which way the wind blows & the water flows…

    Is there any distance safe enough from toxic corporations & corrupted politicians whose claims are jobs? Free Enterprise my fanny.

    Nobody is immune or safe. Capitalism shouldn’t cost kids their health or communities’ property values or employees fearing retribution, cancer & of course more cuts to their benefits promised resulting in years of lawsuits & suffering.

    The only help thousands of communities received like Joliet/Channahon area (if you can call it help) is more medical & cancer treatment centers. Sick & twisted on many levels.

    Joliet/Channahon folks are very sick & suffering testing positive for mercury, arsenic, thallium & cadmium. The noxious odors are vapor intrusive into the homes as well as outside making people physically sick with headaches, rashes, vomiting, dizziness etc.

    Rates per household of extremely detrimental health impacts of rare cancers, Hodgkin’s leukemia’s, lupus, thyroid, heart & kidney transplants, learning disabilities & worse. Kids bleeding from their eyes & ears, brain tumors & cancers… the atrocities being committed on the local residents in addition to property values & personal rights are being violated in epic proportions. We fear for life altering/ending incidents daily.

    Another insult to injury the toxic companies CEOs pose for photo OPS with elected officials they contribute too. Many like COAL, OIL & NUCLEAR etc. who also have set up non-for-profit cancer foundations, the very one’s contributing to the many ills & medical bills & deaths… WT – HECK! REALLY?! The jobs created are medical & funeral related.

    Employees & communities deserve better; our kids should never be collateral damage for the stock exchange or personal & corrupted economic gains.

    Salary of House/Senate Members…….$174,000+ for life
    Salary of Speaker of the House………..$223,500+ for life
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders…$193,400+ for life

    Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN – $38,000

    Average income for disabled & seniors on social security $12,000, some still have to pay $3,000 in taxes. Poverty level is considered @ $18,000 year or lower.

    If cuts are needed where do you think the cuts should come from?

    Tammy Thompson, mother, neighbor & citizen

    • Tammy Thompson

      In public meetings they threatened to arrest us & told us to sit down & shut up; many times the village, FD, WEMA, IEPA would tell us to get used to it & get over it…

  • James Button

    Support the Good Neighbor Bill.

  • Michael Katz

    I support the good neighbor rule.

  • Michael Katz

    Our children deserve clean air to breath,and coming generations

  • Amy

    I don’t know about Paul Rand, but I’m OK with government regulating the amount of crap my family & I inhale everyday.

  • max mensing

    please suport the good nieghbor bill. we cannot let one state polute another just because the wind blows the airborne pollution outof ther offening state or country. we all need to work togather so all of us can breath .

  • merian soto

    The Goodneighbor Bill must be passed!

  • Ivy Quintero

    PASS THIS BILL

  • owen shaffer

    Pass this important bill. Do unto others is still the golden rule.

  • http://tobesafeandsound.com Anne Reade

    Without clean air we and are children will choke to death or die of lung cancers. Dirty air is as dangerous as cigarette smoking. No one should have to right to pollute the air of his or his neighbors property. The Good Neighbor Bill must be passed. We all need and deserve clean air.

  • James Dixon

    The Good Neighbor Rule is exactly the type of legislation this country needs in greater number. Below is my suggestion for the attitude we should demand from our Representatives at all levels of government:

    What worldview would it be helpful for our politicians to adopt?

    Just off the top of my head, how about:

    1) And it harm none, do what you will.

    2) The first question to ask and debate fully on any proposed legislation: Will the lives of our children and grandchildren be better for this in twenty years? (Providing good, solid, logical argument and examples for one’s position would be nice.)

    3) Are we putting the good of people and/or our nation before anyone’s profits?

    4) Is it Necessary to do anything at all on this question?

    5) If anyone loses from this action how badly will it effect them, and how would I feel about it if I were in that position?

    6) Would whatever loving, caring deity I believe in want to smack me down for being hateful, or give me a hug for being so caring because of what I do each day?

    7) Does what I am proposing to do, or am about to do, make me feel Good about myself or just superior?

    8) Before I weigh in on this, do I understand what the heck we are talking about?

    9) What is the underlying Truth of my position on any question I am considering and would I protect that Truth with My Life?

    10) Am I taking a position solely because a big contributor thinks this way? (This, of course, would not be a necessary question if all elections were publicly funded only.)

    I am sure you can all think of many other things to add. Feel free.

    Peace, Freedom and Equality for all!

    Vote Progressive!

  • Eddie Espinal

    Clean air for all.

  • John Moszyk

    A vote on his deadly bill could come anytime soon. If Senator Paul has his way, states that want clean air won’t have any control over what’s blowing their way.

    *This means that asthma rates will continue to skyrocket–in states that can do nothing to control pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

    *This means that millions of children will continue to miss school days because of respiratory illness–in states that can do nothing to control pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

    *This means that mercury poisoning will continue–in states that can do nothing to keep their water from being contaminated by pollution blowing in from neighboring coal plants.

    The “Good Neighbor Rule” protects states that are doing everything they can to keep their children safe by keeping their air clean.

    You will be in good company supporting this rule. Amazingly, several major utility executives–including the CEO of Exelon–America’s third-largest utility–have urged EPA to implement the rule; they say the grid will remain reliable, and the health benefits of reducing emissions will outweigh the costs of implementing the technologies, which they calculate to be modest. For real utility wonks (and I’m becoming one!) there’s a terrific interview with Exelon CEO John Rowe in the Wall Street Journal.

    “The current leadership of EPA rightly or wrongly, largely rightly, sees cleaning up the energy fleet as its reason for being,” he says. “People with the old coal plants are gaming the system.”

    Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander has also announced that he will not support the Paul effort. But we cannot just assume that “The Good Neighbor Rule” is safe. The potential votes right now look too close for comfort. Alexander says the “Good Neighbor Rule” is reasonable.

    Senator Paul is corralling support for his attack on the “Good Neighbor Bill” in the Senate right now. He is planning to bring his bill up under a sneaky, hardly used legislative procedure that can shut down debate and fast track action in the Senate. He wants to protect polluters’ right to pollute!

    That’s why your Senators need to hear from you today.

    Urge your Senators to REJECT the Rand Paul Clean Air Assault.

    Urge your Senators to SUPPORT the Good Neighbor Bill–the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.

    Parents teach our children to be good neighbors. Time to teach our politicians the same lesson.

  • James Taylor

    Passing this bill is matter of heath, and fairness for all.!

  • jean gawel

    Please support this good neighbor rule. It is just so basic & just, I cannot understand why anyone would support the opposite. Thanks

  • jean gawel

    Please support this good neighbor rule. It is so basic & just, I cannot understand why anyone would support the opposite. Thanks

  • Mark D. Tolpin, MD, FAAP

    This situation is completely analogous to that of “second hand” tobacco smoke and its negative impact on others. The air is something that the entire planet holds in common, so, even if a minority of people cause significant pollution, its negaative health effects are shared equally by all (not just people, but all other earthbased lifeforms!). The air is the property of every living entity on this planet, and a minority should not be allowed to contaminate it for their own private ends.

  • steve

    We have spent years and years trying to clean up the land, the waters and the Air we all breathe. We are making progress, but cannot allow this Rand Paul Clean Air Assault.. Stop this bill in its tracks, and vote ( For Clean Air).The Peole need and want clean air, waters and land… Nows the critical moment to make the biggest move on the assault against polluters…

  • Robin Mayerat

    Our future must include being able to breath without respirators and oxygen masks.

  • Elisabeth Webber

    Clean air is a right, not a privilege.

  • Thomas K. Hofer

    We need the Good Neighbor bill.

  • CODY TRIMBLE

    THIS BILL IS A MUST

  • Tanya Wagner, RN. M.Ed.

    If we could only learn from history. We seem not ot notice, fo example, that lack of regulation has led to one of our biggest sources of pollution in PA…acid mine drainage from long-gone strip mining days. As a child many years ago in Pittsburgh, the air was so befouled from belching smokestacks that, returning from shopping trips to the city, my nostrils would be black with soot. We hear today from a consituency in Congress who wants to “take our country back”. Back to what I have just described? This must be what they have in mind…back to the robber barons holding sway over public health and citizens’ rights!

  • Monica Booker

    STOP THE POLLUTION, HELP BY DOING THE RIGHT THING AND PASS THIS BILL!

  • James

    It is too bad Congress won’t make lobbying illegal. It sure is unnecessary and very few lobbyists do the citizens any good, most working totally for corporations in an effort to take from us what protections we have when they are not working against our interests every other way possible.
    We should start petitions to get rid of lobbying.

  • Janee Gillette

    Salt Lake City, a beautiful high mountain desert city surrounded by 11,000-13,000ft peaks. Yet our climate and our industries create a temperature inversion that traps the 10-20* colder polluted air next to the earth. Please put outside pressure on our local government leaders to stop polluting this valley and the neighbors that must share our fuel industry-created pollution.

  • Christine Fultz

    Good stewardship of the earth and all its treasures is your public duty……dirty air effects everyone.

  • Melissa Clare

    Please support the good neighbor bill, and ensure that polluters take responsibility for their actions. Thank you.

  • carol harris

    what is wrong with you politicians? without CLEAN air we all suffer and die……

  • Miriam Angress

    I strongly support this bill, and hope that you will. With thanks.

  • Max Myers

    Hello! Is anybody listening? You and your family breath the same air we all do. Could the need for politicians to support this Bill be any clearer? No, it could not. You were voted into office to serve your constituents, not the interests of Big Business. Now, do your job.

  • Evelyn E. O’Donnell

    I strongly suppot this bill and hope the senate approves the Clean Air Bill.

  • roy pales

    i support this bill.

  • http://na Michael Katz

    It should be our birth rite

  • http://na Michael Katz

    We as Americans should always fight injustice.

  • http://mcmillenarch.com David McMillen

    Pollution can never be a “Local” issue. It always affects our neighbors.

  • http://momsforcleanairforce Christie

    If the Liberataians had their way, they would have us all go back to the “Wild West Days” with a twist! Big Brother would be in our bedrooms and our bosses would all be named Scrooge!

  • Kameron Locke

    I strongly support this bill and I hope the senate can occur with our sentiments.

  • Ruben Levario

    Support this bill.

  • Romano Giovanni

    Please do the right thing.

  • Gail Heath

    Politicians work for us the 99% and give us the clean air, water and a sustainable environment to leave for our children.

  • http://www.mindspirit.org Dr Jane Moffett

    For an easy way to contact your senator, paste the link
    http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    into Google or your web browser, and you will see all State Senators listed with an easy highlighted link to click in order to send an email.
    My understanding is that responses to congressional offices are coded, and hand written notes carry more impact. For those of us who would like to write but can’t, for whatever reason, an email takes only a few minutes and feels wonderful to do!
    Brava to Mom’s Clean Air Force for giving us moms strength in numbers to have our voices heard!

  • Edda Richards

    Any responsible congress man/woman who says (or has not yet) that he/she CARES about children/grandchildren and their future – which is YOUR #1 priority of protecting and safeguarding – MUST vote yes . Don’t be hypocrites !!!!

  • Debra Adair

    Please support this bill

  • Misty

    This is insane to have pollution be an option.

  • gary leigh

    YOUR ALL DOING IT BY THE INTEREST THAT YOU EXPRESSED HERE AND I’M SURE ELSEWHERE. LAWS MUST CHANGE AND THESE NEW LAWS MUST BE ENFORCED. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONGRESS THE SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATION MUST CHANGE THIS IS WHY WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE FIGHTS. WE AS CONSUMERS CAN FORCE INDUSTRIES TO CHANGE BUT IT MUST BE ORGANIZED. WE ARE AT A POINT WHERE OUR VERY FREEDOMS ARE FOR SALE BY THE VERY GOVERNMENT WE ELECT. CITIZENS VS FAIR ELECTIONS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE MONEY RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL POLITICAL CANDIDATES AND THEIR CONTROL BY CORPORATIONS AND LOBBISTS. WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO FIX THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

  • Michael

    I wish people in Washington would not be on the dirty payroll of corporate energy and do what people voted them in office for in the first place, some try to do good then others that take this greedy money try to ruien it for others.we must raise our voices 10 fold and stomp the greed out.

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