Soot kills. It causes respiratory ailments, heart attacks, premature deaths, and a wide range of other serious health problems. But existing safeguards against deadly soot pollution have been shown to be inadequate for communities living in the shadow of coal-fired power plants.
Now President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have the opportunity to update those protections and make them meaningful. A proposed clean-air safeguard for soot could help millions of Americans breathe easier every year.
In communities across the country, families deserve to know their air is safe. That's why a strong, scientific standard for soot pollution is so important.
Stand up for life-saving soot protections. Send a message supporting strong soot safeguards now!