This summer, the Senate finally confirmed new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and she has a lot of important work to do. That includes a clean-car plan that is widely supported by health groups, cities, enviros -- even the auto industry.
With some minor changes to new cars, and cleaner gasoline that would add about a penny per gallon, this plan would remove the equivalent of 33 million polluting cars from our roads!
But Big Oil is digging in against it. They don't want to make changes in their refineries, and they want your family to live with the consequences -- dirtier air, dirtier environment.
Let’s show the new EPA Administrator that Americans support this common-sense plan. Send a quick email of support now, and show Big Oil that they don’t run our country!
Dear EPA Adminstrator McCarthy,
As the new EPA director, you have an enormous responsibility to protect public health -- and right now you have a unique opportunity to dramatically improve our nation's air quality. I urge you to quickly finalize strong clean car and gasoline (Tier 3) standards, and update ozone standards and emission limits for power plants. These steps not only will improve the health of my family and millions of other Americans, they will protect generations to come.
More than one-third of Americans live near major roadways and are waiting on updated standards to protect their health. By lowering sulfur in the gasoline for vehicles already on the road, the program will have an immediate positive impact.
Also, finalizing these standards by the end of the year will make it easier to integrate them with new fuel economy standards for cars, lowering costs all around.
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Cleaner air, improved public health, and a better environment are too important to be delayed. Please take advantage of this important opportunity and finalize strong Tier 3 standards by the end of this year.
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