The EPA has finally set standards that protect children and not just healthy, non-pregnant adults! The new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards include regulations on air toxins produced by power plants that burn coal at levels that protect children who, with their still-developing lungs (and generally more time spent being active outdoors) are more susceptible to air toxins than are most adults.
Senator Inhofe, however, has sponsored a bill to stop the enforcement of these standards and continue to leave our children vulnerable to the diseases caused by air pollution. He must be stopped.
Please call your U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose Senator Inhoje's attempts to block the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards with his Congressional Review Act.
The Capitol Switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121. For Texans, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's number is: (202) 224-5922 and Senator John Cornyn's number is (202) 224-2934.
The vote is Wednesday, Mamas! Hurry!