Last chance: Take action for clean air!
You might have heard that proposed updates to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will help protect our communities from dangerous air pollution. It’s critical that this proposed rule is enacted, and we need your support now.
Too often, this pollution just blows downwind to another state, contributing to asthma, heart and lung disease, and other respiratory issues in a community that had nothing to do with the facility. Because for decades, dirty fossil fuel power plants and industrial facilities have spewed dangerous nitrous oxides (NOx) and other pollutants into the atmosphere and counted on the wind to carry these chemicals far away. But out of sight isn’t out of the air.
The proposed rule update ensures upwind states limit their pollution to protect people in downwind states that often can do nothing to curb these emissions to protect their residents. It would also expand the scope of the current rule to include additional industrial sources of air pollution and expand the rule’s coverage to even more states.
Ozone and smog-forming pollution can sicken millions of people. Even worse, this pollution inevitably hits frontline communities, including communities of color, hardest.
Thanks for everything you do for the planet,
-Your friends at Climate Reality