4 Days Left to Support Limits on Toxic Air Pollution! Countdown Reason #4

BY ON August 1, 2011

I don’t want to nag, though we all know moms are great at that. But I’m going to remind everyone that we have only FOUR MORE DAYS to write to the EPA in support of their NEW Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. This regulation will cut down the poisonous emissions from coal-fired electric plants. Fetuses, infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxic coal pollution.

Pro-polluters have been working overtime to cut funding for the EPA and block anti-pollution regulations. They’re spending millions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions–to protect their right to pollute!

Motherhood is powerful too. We have to make our voices heard.

Someday your children will thank you. Right now, you have to fight for them. Every day for four days, I’m going to nag–and include a great reason to write to the EPA now. But my A Number One Reason will always be the same: my two beloved sons, for whom I will always fight like a mama bear, Alex and Theo. I’ll bet you feel the same way about yours.

REASON #4 to write to the EPA now:

HOW DARE THEY HARM OUR BABIES! Fetuses, infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxic pollution. Childhood cancers are on the rise. So are asthma attacks.  Pregnant women are warned against eating tuna fish because it is full of mercury. And polluters keep on fighting for their right to pollute.

TOPICS: Activism, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Pollution