In the middle of this whole budget/debt ceiling mess – we have a few more problems . What Congress is doing to the American Military service member is one thing and they need to be ashamed of themselves (and that’s another post); but they are also trying to decimate the environmental protections we have in place.
As of today Monday, August 1, we have only FOUR MORE DAYS to write to the EPA to support the NEW Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. This regulation is going to cut down the emissions from coal-fired electric plants; all those not so lovely things like mercury, which harms fetuses, infants and toddlers; arsenic which isn’t good for anyone; particulates that are so harmful to those with asthma, especially our kids.
The Coal Companies, the Electric Power Companies, and those who have decided that they don’t really care about the lungs of our kids have been spending millions and millions of dollars on lobbying to protect what they consider their right to pollute. Our right to breathe seems to be very far down their list! We don’t have that kind of money, but we have our voices. Your voice, my voice, her voice, your mom’s voice, your child’s voice, your dad’s voice.
Each of us has a voice; and if we put them all together, we get louder and louder with each voice that joins us. Here’s a way to do it. Join the Moms Clean Air Force here. Here is a link to help you write to the EPA.
If we don’t do it, who will? Our elected officials? After what I’ve seen over this past week, I’m really not too hopeful there! We need to remind our congresscritters that they are supposed to work for us, for our families. Not for the big coal companies and electric generators. We also need to remind them that Green Job Creation is a positive force to lower our unemployment numbers and keep our air worth breathing. So, are you with me? Join Moms Clean Air Force, we’ll make some noise!