Victory! You Did It!!

BY ON June 20, 2012

Man, woman and two children celebrating

Earlier today, the Senate DEFEATED Senator Inhofe’s attempt to kill an important EPA clean air safeguard, 53 to 46. Thank you—your hard work helped defeat Inhofe’s outrageous bill.

Your support of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards—historic clean air safeguards 21 years in the making—made this victory happen. I cannot thank you enough for writing letters, signing petitions, making phone calls, posting on Facebook, Tweeting, and all the other powerful actions you took to let your Senators know that you demand that poisons be removed from our air—Moms Clean Air Force members sent more than 50,000 messages to the Senate opposing Inhofe’s bill and, clearly, our voices were heard!

Today’s bipartisan vote even saw five Republican Senators—Sens. Alexander, Ayotte, Brown, Collins and Snowe—cross the aisle and stand up for clean air. We applaud their integrity and hope they will help show the way to even greater bipartisan stewardship of our world.

Moms Clean Air Force is growing beautifully—and of course, the bigger our numbers, the more powerful our voices. We’re not even a year old yet, and we have more 10,000 followers on Facebook and more than 80,000 dedicated members. We’ve been told by experts that our membership is deeply engaged and responsive. “Off the charts!” is an expression used more than once.

That’s thanks to all of you, fighting for clean air. You’ve proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with.  I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.


TOPICS: Activism, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pollution, Texas, Utah

  • Here in Massachusetts I am thrilled that Scott Brown did the right thing this time.

  • Wendy

    Senators Lugar and Coats from the Big Coal-owned state of Indiana both voted with Inhofe. I had hoped Lugar would do the right thing in his last term. Frustrated as ever with my “representatives” but elated this resolution failed.

  • Dan Magidson

    Congratulations to Dominique Browning and all the members of the Moms Clean Air
    Force who helped defeat Sen. Inhofe’s sick attempt to let polluters keep poisoning our air.
    As a dad and grandfather I was glad to add my name to the petitions.
    I come from Missouri and am very proud that Sen. Claire McCaskill voted against Inhofe’s misguided effort.
    But I am very disappointed that Sen. Roy Blunt voted with Inhofe, on the false grounds that our air is clean enough and jobs would be lost in making it cleaner!! To my knowledge, Sen. Blunt is always on the side of industrial polluters and rarely if ever has voted to preserve and protect our environment. Sadly a number of uninformed or uncaring Missourians side with him, but there will always be some who are willing to cut their noses off not just to spite their faces, but their — and our — health as well!

  • John Walke

    To read more about Mitt Romney condemning the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, see

  • Tracy S.

    This is great! Now if we could just get something going to overturn Governor Kasich’s opening the way for big coal and gas companies to start drilling for gas and coal in our State Park systems in Ohio. I cannot believe that this Governor is allowing this after everything that has been done to keep this from happening for so long in our State. We the people can see how it has damaged other States like Pennsylvania and Kentucky. How it has contaminated ground water and killed off whole ecosystems. It seems money and greed has overturned so much work and time to keep this all from happening here in Ohio.

  • We could not have done this without the amazing MCAF community! But, we must stay vigilant because these types of attacks will continue. Thank you all for your ongoing support of Moms Clean Air Force!