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PROTECTIONS

MERCURY SAFEGUARD

Mercury is a threat to Jill Boogren's family

In March 2011, the EPA is expected to propose updated air-quality protections from life-threatening hazardous air pollution, such as mercury. These safeguards against air toxics will protect public health, save lives, prevent disease, and help Americans avoid missed work and school days and hospitalizations. Read More

SOOT SAFEGUARD

Coal ash is a threat to Debra Walker's family

In mid-2011, the EPA is expected to propose a new air-quality protection for soot from power plants. As with other pollution safeguards like smog and mercury protections, this move will protect public health, save lives, and prevent thousands of cases of asthma and other respiratory problems. Read More

SMOG SAFEGUARD

Smog is a threat to life in South Texas

In mid-2011, the EPA will update standards for smog under the Clean Air Act that will protect our health, save billions of dollars in health costs (far more than it would cost to achieve the standard), and prevent millions of Americans from missing work and school days because of respiratory illness. Read More


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