Soon, your senators will be voting on the confirmation of a new chief for our Environmental Protection Agency. Moms around the country will be watching very carefully.
We demand that the EPA be entrusted to a candidate who:
- Is up-to-date on science and public health issues
- Will bring pollution levels down, not make pollution worse
- Will evaluate the health impacts of regulations—or rollbacks of regulations
- Has no conflicts of interests and has not been paid to deny science by the oil and gas lobby
President-elect Trump has appointed Myron Ebell to advise him on the EPA and clean air issues. Ebell has taken serious money from corporate fossil fuel interests. He doesn’t think climate change is real. He is against health protections. Trump has also appointed a climate denier as his chief advisor—his administration’s most powerful position. Steve Bannon created the racist, mysoginist, hateful Breitbart News Network. He calls people who care about pollution “greentards” and “totally fu**ing wrong on climate change.” (Yes, that is the tone of some in the Trump administration.)
We are in danger of crippling the Clean Air Act and pushing America’s progress back fifty years. Do you want pollution that looks like what’s hovering over cities in China and India?
I’m hearing from so many people who are wondering what they can do right now.
We can be proud of what America has achieved with the Clean Air Act — a Republican law, signed by President Nixon, and made even stronger by President George HW Bush.
Do not let America go backwards. (Tweet this) You have an important job to do. Be a committed parent and a committed citizen.