Environmental Action Alert
I urge you to oppose any legislation that would block or delay enforcement of the Clean Air Act. Such a move would allow the nation’s biggest polluters to keep emitting dangerous carbon dioxide pollution without restraint.
This wave of moves against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take away vital, health-saving protections for the American people.
For four decades, the Clean Air Act has successfully protected the health of millions of Americans — including our children, our seniors, and the most vulnerable among us — from dozens of different air pollutants. Studies show that the benefits of the Clean Air Act outweigh the costs by as much as a 42-to-1 margin. Over these years, our economy has continued to grow strongly. Action under the Clean Air Act on carbon dioxide pollution will bring comparable benefits to our nation and our public health.
Congress must not weaken or delay the law already on the books today to protect the American people from the dangers to their health and well-being from unrestrained carbon dioxide pollution. Again, I urge you to oppose any bill or rider to obstruct or delay action by the EPA to control carbon dioxide pollution or any other pollutants under the landmark Clean Air Act.
Instead, I urge you to work with your colleagues in Congress on legislation that promotes clean energy growth and guarantees clean air for us all to breathe.