Tell America’s #1 Polluter to Clean Up Dirty Air!
  • Petitioned Michael G. Morris

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Chairman CEO of American Electric Power
Michael G. Morris

Tell America’s #1 Polluter to Clean Up Dirty Air!

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      Healthy Child Healthy World

American Electric Power (AEP) is one of America's oldest and largest utility companies. It also ranks #1 in most major air pollution categories.

But instead of cleaning up its act, AEP has spent tens of millions to lobby against life-saving clean air standards. Now it has gone even further. AEP has drafted and is circulating an outrageous 56-page bill that would delay, weaken, and block important life-saving clean air standards.

This bill would lead to over 34,000 premature deaths in the first two years alone -- not to mention 220,000 asthma attacks, and 1.5 million missed work and sick days. (PDF)

The question for AEP and other polluting industries is simple: What's your number? How many lives are you willing to sacrifice with your assault on clean air standards?

Let's demand that AEP stop pushing its dirty air bill and start cleaning up its most polluting facilities!

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    • L J Fraser BELLINGHAM, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Just because you are a power company giant doesn't mean you couldn't make better choices for the people, the environment and the planet. So" let's talk about this environment versus economy concept, because it seems to be coming up a lot these days:

      Passed in 1970, the Clean Air Act has helped reduce emissions of some of the most common air pollutants by 41% while the U.S. economy doubled in size.

      U.S. energy production is up more than 45% since 1970, but scrubbers in place at more than half of our coal-burning power plants have cut sulfur dioxin pollution down by 63%.

      Over the last 20 years, EPA cut pollution 41% while U.S. Gross Domestic Product rose 64%."

      If not for the polar bears, how about for your grandchildren? Or how about because it's the right thing to do? Instead of being a great big dirty power company, why not be a great big company leading the way to clean energy and a sustainable world?

      (Read more: ttp://healthychild.org/blog/comments/get_mad_as_hell_and_just_dont_take_it_anymore/#ixzz1P8iGegOu)

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    • Mary S. Kloss SHARPSVILLE, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) which causes my life to be very limited, because the main help for this condition is avoidance of chemicals. On a regular basis I learn of more people who have this condition and so I am for eliminating as many unecessary chemicals as possible. I believe less chemicals is the main way to save the Earth,,,,human, plant, and animal life.

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    • Rochelle Adelman LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I have a 3-year old grandson with Asthma. Think of our future generations and stop polluting the air.

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    • Tania Reuben ENCINO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      We need companies like yours to lead by example and make a difference - not to be the problem. My personal efforts and sacrifices at home can not make a dent... if companies don't do the same.

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    • Jeanette Hintz WEST ALLIS, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      I have asthma and have also cared for a number of children with asthma. We need clean air to breathe and live.

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