Though most of us are forced to live with air pollution, it has massive impacts on our health and the well-being of our communities. Air pollution from fossil fuels in particular contributes to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and respiratory infections, all of which can dramatically shorten lifespans. In fact, according to a recent study, reducing air pollution emissions would save upwards of 50,000 lives in the United States and a whopping $600 billion every single year. So why haven't we done it?
Sign now to demand the Environmental Protection Agency take immediate action to cut air pollution!
It is becoming impossible to deny the impacts of climate chaos as record-breaking wildfires, high temperatures, hurricanes, and droughts continue to pummel the entire North American continent. But even if climate change wasn't real (it is) and humans weren't the major contributors (we are), reducing our reliance on fossil fuels would make all of us happier and healthier, dramatically reduce premature deaths, and free up billions of dollars to invest in whatever other services or technological development we could dream of. There is simply no reason to continue failing to cut air pollution.
Given that climate change is real and fossil fuel-related emissions are the primary driver, it is important that we take immediate action to cut greenhouse gasses. The IPCC has continually reminded the American public that we are running out of time. Most projections suggest humans have less than a decade to cut emissions enough to curtail irreversible warming that would render the planet nearly uninhabitable. Yes, it is that dire, and it is time the EPA acts like it.
Sign the petition now to put pressure on the EPA to do the right thing and curtail air pollution! Cutting fossil fuel-induced emissions will save lives, save money, and save the planet!