Environment

Experts Discuss How Trump’s EPA is Attacking Standards That Keep Our Families Safe from Mercury

BY ON January 11, 2019
Moms Clean Air Force recently gathered leading experts to discuss the EPA’s attack on the life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The conversation brought Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) together with health, faith, and environmental justice experts, who discussed how undermining these standards is a direct...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Religion, Science

Don’t Let a Coal Lobbyist Run EPA

BY ON January 10, 2019
Once again, the Trump administration has betrayed our children. Today, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was nominated to officially take over as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the post vacated by corrupt former Administrator Scott Pruitt. This means that Wheeler — a former coal...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Science

Moms Clean Air Force Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

BY ON January 9, 2019
Today, President Trump has nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as EPA administrator. On behalf of one million members who care about children’s health, Moms Clean Air Force opposes this nomination. Andrew Wheeler should not lead the EPA. Wheeler’s fingerprints are all over the very worst environmental...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, EPA, Pollution

Attacking the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards is Poisonous for Our Children

BY ON December 28, 2018
Today, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to undermine and weaken the life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which sets limits on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Mercury, a neurotoxic heavy metal, is particularly harmful to the developing brains of babies...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning

Mercury Pollution in West Virginia

BY ON December 25, 2018
Mercury standards under attack: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants. Moms want...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Pollution