- Scott PruittOklahoma Attorney General
Stop fighting clean air protections!
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, along with OG&E, is fighting the EPA's haze pollution safeguards. Pruitt stated in a press release that the safeguards are about visiblity not health.
“At stake is the ability of Oklahoma and other states to develop and implement state-based solutions. The EPA exceeded its authority when it denied the state’s plan to address regional haze. Oklahomans need to understand the regional haze rule is not about health, it is about visibility in a state wildlife area that Oklahoma leaders want to protect."
The haze pollution safeguards are aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide emissions from coal power plants. While the safeguards are meant to help improve visibility on federal lands, sulfur dioxide is a major air pollutant and a precursor to acid rain.
Scientific evidence links short-term exposure to sulfur dioxide, ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours, with an array of respiratory risks. These risk particularly impact asthmatics.
Coal burning power plants are the biggest contributors to sulfur dioxide emissions. And OG&E's Muskogee and Sooner plants are the largest coal plants in Oklahoma.
We need to let Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt know that Oklahomans want cleaner air and less excuses.
- Oklahoma Attorney General
The evidence is clear, sulfur dioxide is harmful to Oklahomans. Short term exposure, ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours, can cause an array of respiratory risks. These risk particularly impact asthmatics.
With coal power plants being the biggest contributor to sulfur dioxide emissions it's important that safeguards like the ones to reduce sulfur dioxide are followed.
OG&E's Muskogee and Sooner plants are the largest in Oklahoma and the pollution from these plants is a risk to Oklahomans health.
Please stop fighting the safeguards and give Oklahomans cleaner air and better health.
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