Ayelet Waldman's daughter had a frightening experience with mercury poisoning.That's why she joined Moms Clean Air Force and is asking for your help to protect our children from dangerous toxins and air pollution.The EPA's proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule is a critical step in reducing the amount of mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and other hazardous air pollution from America's oldest and most polluting coal-fired power plants.This rule would prevent 17,000 premature deaths every year.It is time to put our children's health above politics and polluter lobbyists.
Dear President Obama,
Mercury. Arsenic. Acid gases. These are not poisons I want in my child's body or food. These are not poisons that should be in our air and water.It is time to put our children ahead of polluter politics.The new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule is one of the most important clean air standards to come out of the EPA in decades.I urge you to stand with American families against the polluter lobby's efforts to punch loopholes into the life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics rule.Hazardous air pollution comes from our oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Many utility executives have cleaned up their plants—and it has not hurt their financial health, or our economy.But now a handful of other coal utility companies, armed with powerful polluter lobbyists, is urging that clean-up be delayed—and fighting to weaken clean air standards for the most toxic pollutants.This rule would prevent 17,000 premature deaths every year.Our children—your children—have waited long enough for the EPA to do its job. We want these poisons out of our children's lives.