Right now, the Obama Administration is considering a deal with Republicans to give up key EPA pollution safeguards in order to gain cooperation on passing a government funding bill.
The President must not sacrifice the health of our children and communities. He must not succumb to Big Oil and Coal and their cronies in Congress.
Email President Obama and tell him you're outraged that he'd even consider putting the EPA and our health protections on the chopping block.
Let's be clear: polluters refuse to be held accountable for the damage they do to our families and our communities. They've bought themselves a Republican Congress and are using it to obliterate the laws passed to protect our health from their pollution.
The EPA pollution safeguards they seek to destroy have avoided 160,000 cases of premature death, 130,000 heart attacks and 1.7 million asthma attacks in 2010 alone1.
And what's even more outrageous is that these EPA protections have nothing to do with the federal budget process. It's ridiculous that these riders to the budget would even be considered. This is Washington D.C. politics at its worst.
The President needs to take a stand and tell Republicans that polluter profits will not trump the health of our communities.
Tell the President to reject any deals with Republicans that weaken our EPA clean air protections.
We expect better. We deserve better. Tell the President to fight back against polluting industries that would sacrifice our health for their profits.
Sierra Club Conservation Director
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1 EPA, EPA Report Underscores Clean Air Act’s Successful Public Health Protections. March 1, 2011. http://sc.org/i84FUr