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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