The Clean Air Act helps keep communities healthy and guards against increased pollution. The act has been under threat, and some sources indicate that a proposal to limit the effectiveness of the Clean Air Act will be voted on today, March 16. Use the action alert below, from the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program to take action to keep communities healthy with the Clean Air Act.
Clean air – the life-giving breath of God – sustains all of God’s Creation. As faithful stewards of God’s air, we are now called to defend it. Tell Congress you support the Clean Air Act.
For more than 40 years, the Clean Air Act has reduced pollution in our communities, protected families’ health, and kept the air clean. However, a group of pollutants not controlled under the Clean Air Act, greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, have been wreaking havoc on the most vulnerable. Greenhouse gases are causing increased asthma rates in children and respiratory problems for the elderly while also having a disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Last year, rules were finally put in motion to limit greenhouse gases in our communities.
Yet, many members of Congress are opposed to these regulations. Instead of focusing on how many lives clean air will save, they are worried about how much it will cost industry to make changes.
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