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.