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Protect American Families from Toxic Soot

4,028
Supporters

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!

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • President of the United States
    Barack Obama
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Lisa Jackson


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