This month, we’ll embark on our first Environmental Justice effort, and we need you! Sundays after church, we’re collecting signatures to support a new Environmental Protection Agency rule to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator, asked GreenFaith to rally support from people of faith, and GreenFaith turned to us.
The EPA’s proposal would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control technologies to cut harmful emissions of mercury and other toxins.
The new rule will help
• Prevent 17,000 premature deaths and 11,000 heart attacks a year.
• Prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma symptoms and about 11,000 fewer cases of acute bronchitis among children each year.
• Avert more than 12,000 emergency room visits and hospital admissions, and 850,000 fewer days of work missed due to illness.
To sign the statement of support, go to www.greenfaith.org, click on “Reduce Mercury Pollution Sign Here” and then click “Add Your Name to GreenFaith’s Statement of Support”. Follow the directions and click submit. Thank you for supporting cleaner air for everyone.