Right now, power plants are allowed to emit hazardous air pollution such as mercury, arsenic and lead without any national limits. This pollution is making us sick -- causing asthma, developmental problems for children and even death.
The good news is that the EPA is proposing new measures to require these dirty power plants to clean up their act. Their proposal would save 17,000 lives and prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma.1
On Tuesday, May 24th the EPA is holding a public hearing in Philadelphia to listen to your thoughts on their proposal to clean up our air.
Big Coal is more concerned with their profits than our health. They're doing everything possible to keep the EPA from implementing safeguards to protect our health. We've even heard that they may bus people into Philly for the hearing from out of town to oppose EPA's plans.
If we pack the hearing room with people who support clean air, we can show the EPA that they have the support they need to protect our health!
Here are the details:
WHO: The Sierra Club and You vs. Big Coal
WHAT: Testify and submit comments on EPA's proposal to protect Americans from toxic mercury, arsenic, and lead pollution.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24th from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
WHERE: Westin Hotel, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Plaza, Philadelphia, PA. (map and directions).
CONTACT: William Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-253-5890 with any questions, or can't make it but still want to get involved.
Hope to see you at the hearing!
Beyond Coal Campaign
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 "EPA Proposes First National Standard for Mercury Pollution," EPA: March 16, 2011.