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The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) protect against mercury and 84 other hazardous pollutants such as arsenic, sulfur dioxide, and lead, and the Trump Administration is now “reconsidering” the foundation upon which MATS stands. They’re just steps away from putting these crucial health protections on the chopping block.
EPA estimates that MATS save up to 11,000 lives per year and prevent thousands of heart attacks, asthma attacks and hospital visits each year. However, the Trump Administration has chosen to place the wishes of their allies before the health of children and families.
To stop this attack in its tracks, we need public officials stepping up. Take action today, and demand your elected officials join the outcry against this disastrous proposal.
We are still living with the toxic consequences of chemicals that were let on the market decades ago without adequate regulation and scrutiny of their safety. Some of these chemicals — many still in use today — have been linked to brain tumors, leukemia, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
A landmark victory 3 years ago paved a path to change all that: Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill reforming our chemical safety law. But since taking office, the Trump Administration has tirelessly worked to undermine this legislation and put us all at risk.
Tell Congress: Protect Americans from these toxic consequences, and hold the EPA accountable.
Until now, America has NO NATIONAL LIMITS on carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel power plants — the largest source of carbon pollution in our country. President Obama and the EPA finalized a rule to change all that — and Americans sent in over 8 million comments championing their efforts.
But Congressional attacks came fast and furious before the rule was even final — despite the fact that the Clean Air Act clearly gives the EPA the authority to regulate this dangerous pollution. If we're going to continue to beat these attacks, we need passionate activists like you putting pressure on your elected officials.
Tell Congress to let the EPA do its job, and to support strong climate standards.
This unprecedented pandemic has made it abundantly clear: We need rigorous science to guide public health policies.
But EPA’s newly-released draft risk evaluation for a known cancer-causing chemical – that is also toxic to our immune system and kidneys – cuts multiple corners that lead the agency to badly underestimate the dangers this chemical poses to our health and to our environment.
This chemical – called trichloroethylene, or TCE – is found in cleaners, adhesives, and more. It frequently contaminates soil and groundwater at hundreds of Superfund sites and is commonly detected in our air – and even very low exposures to it are linked to fetal heart defects that can have life-long consequences.
The Trump administration’s approach is not only flat-out illegal, but their efforts to devalue science will leave all Americans at risk.
There’s a whole lot hidden in the packages that get delivered to your door or to your store: behind each box is a complex chain of events that contribute to unhealthy air and a warming planet. The good news is, it doesn’t have to.
The “last mile” of the delivery distribution chain is where opportunity lies right now. Almost every product gets to the final stage of its destination via fossil fuel-based shipping – which pumps dangerous pollution into the air we breathe every day. But cleaner, safer alternatives already exist. We just need companies to put them into practice.
We’re part of a movement telling business: It’s time to transition the world’s trucks and buses to zero-emission alternatives.
The Trump Administration has made (yet another) dangerous move that pushes us all closer to the brink of the climate crisis: EPA has finalized a proposal to eliminate crucial limits on how much methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — the oil & gas industry is allowed to release into our air.
The Trump Administration wants to remove our protections, put us at risk, and give industry a free pass to pollute. We need to overwhelm them with opposition to this reckless move.
Take action today, and demand EPA walk back this attack.