CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its first draft in ten years of new protections to limit dangerous and deadly soot pollution. This proposal is inadequate and fails to prevent the deadly impacts of soot pollution, especially in overburdened communities.
In response to the proposal, Moms Clean Air Force and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light – both a part of the Climate Action Campaign’s Solutions for Pollution coalition to drive greater Biden administration ambition for strong pollution standards across federal agencies – released the following statements:
“As a concerned citizen and Georgia Field Coordinator for Moms Clean Air Force, I welcome any action from the EPA on particle pollution, but am disappointed that the proposed rule does not go far enough to protect our children and loved ones, particularly from daily soot levels caused by industrial pollution. I hope that the EPA strengthens this rule to protect those disproportionately impacted by soot, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, communities of color, and low income people.” – Lily Zwaan, Moms Clean Air Force
“Over 730,000 adults and 240,000 children in Georgia suffer from asthma. Georgians of faith and conscience want and need the EPA to set strong protections from soot Pollution.” – Codi Norred, Executive Director of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
About Solutions for Pollution
CAC launched the Solutions for Pollution campaign in September 2022, with more than 200 advocacy partners, to encourage the Biden administration to use its existing authority under the Clean Air Act and other laws to set the strongest science-based standards to reduce pollution from transportation, power plants, and appliances, and to set additional standards that protect consumers and investors, lower energy costs, and advance environmental justice.
About the Climate Action Campaign
CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.