Deadline August 4th: Support Tough New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
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Deadline August 4th: Support Tough New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

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URGENT: The Environmental Protect Agency needs to hear your support for tough new air pollution standards by August 4th.

If you live in the United States, there's a good chance you are being exposed to mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and even radioactive pollution that spew by the hundreds of thousands of tons every year from America's coal-fired power plants.

These pollutants pose very significant health threats to every American -- from brain damage in newborn infants to various forms of cancer to cardiovascular, dermal, respiratory, and immune systems damage.

What's worse – these life-threatening emissions have never been limited from these sources by the Environmental Protection Agency... until now.

The EPA just proposed tough new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that will save lives, clean up our environment, and, for the first time, limit a wide range of toxic air pollution from America's coal-fired power plants. 

But we know the polluters won't give up without a fight. They and their allies are fighting in Congress right now to do everything they can to "rein in" the EPA. That's why we need you to speak up.

Let's show the polluters that clean air standards have overwhelming public support.

The EPA needs to hear from you by the end of the public comment period - August 4th. Take action today and support their tough new hazardous air pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.

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    • Andrea Sea Namaste VENICE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Natural persons have a right to breathe clean air and drink clean water. Corporations do not have a right to pollute the public commons that we all share. They must be forced to clean up their mess.

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    • Craig Nazor AUSTIN, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      We will never have a healthy and efficient energy economy until America is willing to pay the true cost of producing the energy it consumes. This includes the damage to the environment, a cost that almost all corporations will try to avoid. It is time to protect the health of Americans over the bottom line of the polluters.

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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