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Sometimes, being a good mom means being an engaged citizen. Tell your political representatives that we share the air.
Trump’s EPA — under the leadership of acting head, Andrew Wheeler — has hit its lowest, most cynical level in its radical agenda to destroy protections against pollution. EPA has launched a process to sabotage and ultimately destroy our Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. These are protections that keep a terrible poison from harming our babies’ brains. This is a terrifying development because of what it means for our health. It’s also terrifying because it shows that Trump’s EPA will stop at nothing to protect polluter profits.
Please let EPA and Congress know that this is an outrage — EPA must not touch the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
Scientists are ringing the alarm bells to warn us that time is running out to slow down global warming. There is one thing we can do immediately to make a significant contribution to bringing us to climate safety: cut methane emissions. Yet the Trump EPA has proposed significantly weakening methane pollution protections, putting our children’s future at risk of climate catastrophe. Send a message to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to demand that EPA protect our children’s future, not the bottom line of the gas industry.
Dr. Ruth Etzel, the pediatrician in charge of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection, was suddenly placed on “administrative leave” in September. This move came just as Acting Administrator and former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler set in motion his effort to cripple the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards we fought so hard to win in 2011. This is no time to undermine Dr. Etzel’s office — the only office in EPA that exists solely to protect America’s children from pollution. Join us in telling your members of Congress to demand that children’s health be taken seriously by the agency charged to protect our families from pollution.
The Trump Environmental Protection Agency proposes to “replace” the Clean Power Plan, America’s only plan to curb the impacts of climate pollution from dirty sources like coal power plants. At a time when the impacts of climate change on our families and communities have never been more obvious, the Trump Administration is turning its back on reality. Every day Americans are living with these impacts: severe wildfires, extreme flooding, and devastating super-storms. This proposal would only make climate change worse. Nobody voted to make America dirty again — send your message to Acting Administrator Wheeler now.
The Trump Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation announced their plans to roll back America’s health-protective and money-saving clean car standards. The proposal to abandon existing, effective standards is an affront to American families. With this rollback, our air will become dirtier, our children sicker, and our gas bills bigger. Tell Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao: parents won’t stand for these rollbacks that threaten our children’s health.
Moms and dads are a powerful constituency when it comes to decisions our elected officials make. It’s up to us to speak out for the health of our communities and families by voting. It’s our responsibility not only as Americans, but as parents. Our children can’t vote, so we must raise our voices for them. Join moms voting to protect our kids.
Oil and gas giants- some of the world’s most profitable companies- are granted hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies each year–while they continue to contribute to dangerous climate change. Millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet. But we are helping make dirty energy companies—and their lobbyists–very rich. Tell the Senate that it’s time to end these tax breaks for wealthy and powerful oil, gas and coal companies.
Trump’s proposed budget for FY 2019 will dramatically slash the EPA budget, gutting bedrock pollution protection programs and hobbling enforcement of basic clean air standards. This budget is a naked attempt to put power in the hands of polluters. As parents, we are outraged at this proposal. Please tell your Congressperson: This budget proposal is making me and my family sick.
With America’s departure from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, the responsibility for climate action now falls on others: States, businesses, universities, local leaders, and communities. States—and their governors—hold particular power in the fight against devastating climate change. Already, we have seen several states announce they will follow the targets set by the Agreement. However, we need more. With the federal government surrendering its chance to lead on climate action, our states must be as aggressive as possible in the effort to thwart global warming and protect the health of our children. The future of our families and our world depend upon it. Let your governor know that you demand climate action and you need them to take the lead.
Among our most essential rights: Healthy lungs, hearts and brains. Safe and thriving families, communities, and economies. A serious commitment to defeat climate change. The right to live free from pollution. This is our Declaration of Freedom from Pollution. It means that all Americans can expect a happier and healthier life. Declare your right to freedom from pollution below.Send a Message