Tell President Obama: I support clean air!
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Tell President Obama: I support clean air!

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      Moms Clean Air Force

The White House is being pressured by polluters to fundamentally weaken or add gaping loopholes to the EPA’s urgently needed Mercury and Air Toxics rule—just as it is about to be posted.

The Mercury and Air Toxic rule is one of the most important clean air standards to ever come out of the EPA. It would reduce mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and other hazardous air pollution from America’s oldest and most polluting coal-fired power plants.

Coal-fired power plants emit half of all toxic mercury pollution in the U.S. and over 386,000 tons of other hazardous air pollution every year, endangering you and your family.

It is time to put our children's health above politics and polluter lobbyists.

Mercury is a terrible neurotoxin. Fetuses, infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to mercury poisoning. The rule to eliminate this poison has been in the making 21 years. Our children have waited long enough for EPA action.

It is urgent that mothers—and fathers—mobilize now and tell President Obama and tell him you support this important clean air rule.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Count me as somebody who is trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle and feel that we all need to do our part in order to clean up the air, water and earth. We need to recycle more, be more energy efficient and use cleaner and more renewable sources of energy, production materials, and means of production, such as using hemp for paper and ethanol, instead of trees and corn, respectively. Plus as the supply of fossil fuels and uranium are getting ever scarcer and harder, more polluting and dangerous to extract, we need to stop being fossil fools!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/lets-educate-everyone-regarding-clean-coal-and-the-poison-that-it-is-2

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    • Eddie Obler COCOA, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a no-brainer as we need clean air to be healthy and happy, whereas we don't need more billionaires to be happy and healthy. In fact, more class warfare just makes all of us that much less happy!

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    • Thomas Lee Boles SAINT PAUL, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Mercury is a neurotoxin. As an Aspie, I have plenty of neurological troubles already, and don't want them to happen to anyone else. Political correctness and K Street ?free speech" are irrelevant. Let's forget that noise and do what's right.

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    • L L CINNAMINSON, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      I heard a politician say on TV today "there is just too much regulation" , suggesting the money is wasted and is just contributing to the National debt.

      I question how he can justify this statement because, just off the top of my head, I can recall the following regulatory failures in the recent past (the previous administration cut down on the number of regulators across the board in a big way):

      1. Is that why Wall Street failed or was it because they were not appropriately regulated by the SEC?

      2. Isn't Medicare fraud running rampant because there weren't enough regulators reviewing claims to find the fakes?

      3. In the past 5 years, China sent us:

      A. Melamine tainted dog and cat food; B. Arsenic in fruit juice concentrates;

      C. Lead paint on Mattel toys;

      D. Antifreeze in toothpaste

      E. Tires that killed people because the manufacturer's greed led him to assemble them without the glue between the steel belt and the rubber tread

      4. "FDA approved" drugs were imported that contained little if any drug at all -- regulation is wasted here?

      5. How about salmonella in our peanut butter, eggs, and other foods? E. coli anyone? Chickens trampled and pecked to death in overcrowded cages at the farm that had been making a fortune selling eggs to McDonald's. Just business? It took a hidden inspection to "out" their cruel and inhumane practices, not a regulator.

      6. EPA Superfund sites from the 1970's still exist all over the US because of too much or not enough regulation?

      NPR did an expose in 2007 that included several other issues. See:

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11656278

      Companies should not profit at the expense of other peoples' health or the destroy the resources of this planet with utter disregard for the long lasting effects. Please, Mr. Obama, force them to get with the program and punish or or yank the license/certification of those that are so greedy they don't care about making people sick, killing others and destroying the earth. We know enough that we can calculate the end of some of our resources if we don't act fast. There should be no more discussion. President Carter had enough insight to see the impending disaster, but everyone ignored him and those after him that sounded the same alarm. The buck stops here.

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    • Sheila Desmond CAMERON PARK, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      All people and every living thing on earth deserves clean air, clean water, and clean earth. NO poison is the best policy.

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