The Republican leadership has made its choice and it makes us sick.
It took them exactly one day in office to show their true colors and declare an all-out war on the Clean Air Act and the EPA.1
House Republicans like Rep. Issa (R-CA), Upton (R-MI), and Carter (R-TX) are trying to dismantle the public health protections we’ve fought so hard for, all for one simple reason – to support oil and coal polluters’ bottom line.
The current EPA rule for cement plants Republicans are working to eviscerate will cause up to 2,500 premature deaths a year, 13,000 days of work missed due to pollution related health problems, and cost our economy at least $6.7 billion.2It’s a stark choice between our health and corporate greed. Republican leaders have made their choice – where will your legislators stand?Send your members of Congress a letter and make sure they are as outraged about this power-grab for corporate polluters as we are.
Let’s be clear. Rolling back the cement rule is just the first of many corporate supported efforts to halt progress in protecting our health and environment.
It’s time to draw a line in the sand. Our elected officials can stand with us and fight for our health and communities or stand with the polluters, their bank accounts, and their pro-asthma, pro-heart attack, pro-sickness agenda.
Send a message to your members of Congress to make sure they stand with us and not with corporate polluters.Thanks for all that you do to protect the environment.Sarah Hodgdon
Sierra Club, Conservation DirectorP.S. Please forward this message and help spread the word to your friends and family!
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