Keep Clean Air a Priority for Our Children and the Earth: Take Action NOW
Earlier this month, a federal court of appeals blocked a 90-day stay of certain parts of the rule, but the EPA is still trying to implement a two-year delay. Urge Scott Pruitt to withdraw this proposal and enforce the methane pollution standards. Learn more or get involved now and sign the petition here!
When polluters from Big Oil and Big Ag release methane,
- They release tons of other dangerous gases and chemicals as well, like benzene and volatile organic compounds.
- They produce ozone, which has been proven to cause long-term health problems like asthma and even cancer.
- They put pregnant women at risk. A study in Colorado showed that babies whose mothers lived near natural gas plants had an increased risk of heart and nervous system defects.
The EPA’s standards represent an important step toward protecting the health and safety of communities and workers, reducing missed school days for students* with asthma and cutting healthcare costs and emergency room visits. Delaying these protections is a blatant giveaway to oil and gas interests at the expense of public health. Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to leave these essential safeguards in place!
*According to Earthjustice, Children miss 500,000 days of school each year due to ozone smog resulting from methane pollution. In the summertime, children suffer 750,000 asthma attacks due to ozone smog resulting from oil and gas pollution.
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