Three days left to speak out; three days left to make our voices heard. Three days! Three days to support the EPA. Three days to support Clean Air for our kids, three days to call our representatives, three days to demand they support our right to breathe clean air.
The coal fired plants that are working overtime this summer because of the heat wave and demands for air conditioning are spewing out more and more pollutants. We all want to stay cool, after all, this summer has been brutal! We all want our TV on, our computer on, the fridge needs to make icecubes for that lemonade, we want to be comfortable. We know how we can save money and electricity – we turn up the thermostat and open the windows on a cool morning; we turn off lights when we leave the room; use compact fluorescent bulbs…. Now we expect the power plant companies to do their part.
They haven’t. Many of the plants are still fighting any regulation of their emissions. The coal companies have been spending tons of money on lobbying to stop the new Mercury and Air Toxic Standards – millions and millions of dollars. Millions and millions of dollars against the power of the voice, the power of the voices of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, who are calling their representatives and telling them to support the new regulations. Who do you think will win?
Our voices, speaking together are louder than even the rustle of the cash. Our voices, speaking together, remind our elected officials that we are the ones who elect them. Our voices, speaking together – are able to make a difference.
Won’t you join us? Write to the EPA, tell them you support the new limits. The more they hear, the more people they can point to when they go in front of Congress, the more people they can prove the support the limits have. Here’s the link.
Join Mom’s Clean Air Force Together our voices can make a difference.
Photograph of Coal train from http://www.pbase.com/image/35329852