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Ask Your PA Legislators to Protect the Clean Air Act and EPA!

Dear Friend,

During the past 2 years, the Environmental Protection Agency initiated a series of pollution safeguards that, if sufficiently strong, can slash air pollution, dramatically reduce our dangerous dependence on oil, and ensure that polluters pay the true cost of mining and burning dirty coal and disposing of toxic coal combustion waste.  

Tell Pennsylvania legislators that you support the Clean Air Act and EPA!

Recently, "Mapping Mortality," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette series of articles about the long term effects of air pollution, reminded us that the battle to control air pollution is not finished. 

Please take action now to let your Pennsylvania legislators know that you oppose efforts to weaken the EPA.

Last year, EPA proposed rules to reduce transported pollution from large power plants. These life-saving safeguards and the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue these protections are under attack at every turn by corporate polluters. 

Moreover, the new Republican majority in the House has made EPA rollbacks a top priority and a rallying cry in its overall agenda.

Concerned Pennsylvania citizens need to help defeat the legislative attacks on Clean Air Act standards and/or EPA authority in Congress.

These attacks will come in many forms, for example:  

  • Legislation to weaken, block or delay individual pollution safeguards.
  • Congressional Review Act challenges to EPA safeguards issued as final.
  • Appropriations riders to defund EPA's work to protect the public health.
  • Freestanding bills to delay on EPA's work to protect public health.

Please take action now to let your Pennsylvania legislators know that you oppose efforts to weaken the EPA.

Sincerely,

Thomas Au
Conservation Chair
Sierra Club PA Chapter

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