Trump's EPA — under the leadership of acting head, Andrew Wheeler — has hit its lowest, most cynical level in its radical agenda to destroy protections against pollution.
EPA has launched a process to sabotage and ultimately destroy our Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. These are protections that keep a terrible poison from harming our babies' brains. This is a terrifying development because of what it means for our health. It's also terrifying because it shows that Trump's EPA will stop at nothing to protect polluter profits.
This is an outrage — urge your representatives to speak out against EPA's attack on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
SUBJECT: Parents urge you to speak out for Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing today as a parent deeply concerned by the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to weaken America's Mercury and Air Toxics standards. These protections keep a dangerous poison from harming our babies' brains. It is unacceptable for the EPA to gamble with our children's health for the benefit of coal industry polluters.
These standards are already in place and working, preventing life-threatening toxins from seeping into our communities and harming our children. It is a direct assault on babies and children to undermine these standards.
Our children deserve better. I urge you to oppose the proposal to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
[Your Name Here]