- Environmental Protection Agency
- United States of America
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing long over-due Clean Air Act standards to protect our nation's communities from the threats of toxic air pollution produced by power plants.
Power plants are the largest source of toxic air pollution in our country but no national standards exits to protect us from the toxic air pollution from these sources.
Dear Administrator Jackson-
Thank you for proposing much needed and over-due Clean Air Act standards to protect communities across our country from the threats of toxic air pollution produced by power plants.
Power plants emit some of the most dangerous air pollutants known to us. In addition to mercury and arsenic, power plants emit lead and other heavy metals, dioxin, and acid gases. Even in very small amounts these pollutants are linked to health problems such as cancer, heart disease, brain damage, birth defects, asthma attacks, and even premature deaths.
We need strong air pollution protection or thousands of people will continue to breathe these pollutants and suffer from the heath consequences. The EPA needs to adopt the strongest air toxins protections possible and stand its ground against industry pressure to weaken the proposed standards.
We urge you to please continue to defend public health and protect our communities, especially our children and senior citizens, from mercury and other toxic air pollution.
The Protect Your Community from Toxic Mercury petition to Environmental Protection Agency was written by FACE and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.