Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die prematurely and suffer heart attacks due to the enormous pollution from coal-fired power plants nationwide. In addition, thousands more children are born with brain damage, or develop serious asthma from coal emissions. As if this enormous human toll were not enough, the economic damage from power plant emissions is also outrageous: a recent study from Harvard pegged the cost of mercury pollution from coal at up to $25 billion per year.
The good news is that the EPA is proposing strict new rules that would regulate mercury emissions from coal plants nationwide. These rules are long overdue and clearly needed.
Yet, the coal industry is fighting them.
We need to let the EPA know that Americans nationwide are encouraging them to enact strict regulations.
Take action today to protect our health, our environment, and our economy.