Tell Your Senators: Reject Attempt to Void Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants and Protect our Children’s Health
US Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) continues to come the rescue of big industrial polluters, this time by using the obscure Congressional Review Act (CRA) to try to kill EPA’s clean air standards for curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants. If Senate Joint Resolution 37 passes, this cynical procedural ploy will not only kill EPA clean air standards, it will also unwittingly cost thousands of Americans—especially children—their health and lives.
EPA’s mercury and air toxics rule will:
-Save as many as 11,000 lives;
-Prevent as many as 130,000 asthma attacks among children;
-Prevent as many as 4,700 heart attacks each year.
Corporate polluters and their lobbyists are working hard to block these life-saving clean air standards. It’s time to do the right thing and protect our kids, families and communities from mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other toxics pouring out of dirty power plant smokestacks. It’s time for the polluters to clean up their act.
Tell your US Senators to vote NO on Senate Joint Resolution 37 and protect our childrens’ health.
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