In 2010, the Obama administration announced its plan to tighten smog standards in accordance with the EPA's proposals. On September 2, 2011, President Obama reversed this plan, preserving dangerous Bush-era standards and endangering public health.
This decision is a huge shock and disappointment to environmental groups, as well as the 24 million men, women and children currently suffering from asthma in the United States. According to the EPA, the tighter regulations would save 12,000 American lives and prevent 58,000 asthma attacks every year.
Public health is a higher priority than the success of big businesses, and healthy people are the key to a healthy economy. Ask President Barack Obama to reconsider his decision and protect U.S. citizens from pollution.
We, the undersigned, are disappointed with your recent decision to reject the proposed EPA smog standards. The current standards are outdated and scientifically proven to endanger public health.
The revised smog standards would limit ground-level ozone to levels between 60 and 70 parts per billion. According to the EPA, this standard would save 12,000 American lives and prevent 58,000 asthma attacks per year.
Please reconsider your decision to preserve dangerous smog standards. Public health is a higher priority than the success of big businesses, and healthy people are the key to a healthy economy.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
you have the power to create change.
Start sharing and watch your impact grow
we signed: Tell Obama to Protect U.S. Citizens from Smog Pollution
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
embed this petition onto your site or blog
Make a difference for the issues you care about while adding cool interactive
content. Your readers sign without ever leaving your site. It's simple, just choose
your widget size and color and copy the embed code to your site or blog.