Save The Clean Air Act
Under severe pressure from industry lobbyists,
President Bush has decided to weaken our clean air protections by letting
approximately 17,000 of the country's biggest polluting facilities -- including old, dirty power plants, oil refineries, and
chemical plants -- escape rules that require them to install modern pollution controls when they pump out more pollution. This
unprecedented weakening of our clean air laws would allow millions more tons of soot, smog, and toxic pollution to be spewed
into our air each year. We need your help to persuade the administration to keep our clean air laws strong! Please send the letter suggested below!
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Cc: Administrator Christie Whitman, EPA
Dear President Bush,
I am alarmed that your administration is preparing to weaken our clean air protections.
I urge you not to gut the Clean Air Act by allowing power plants and refineries that increase
production to avoid installing modernized pollution controls. If the New Source Review is weakened,
the amount of harmful soot and smog pollution spewed into our skies will increase by millions of tons.
Please take the health of millions of Americans seriously. This pollution leads to lung and heart problems,
triggering asthma attacks, sending people to emergency rooms, and even cutting short the lives of tens of thousands
of Americans each year. We should be moving forward on air pollution, not backward, as the lobbyists for the coal, oil and power
industries are urging. Dirty power plants and refineries, which have avoided pollution rules for decades, should be required to
use the best pollution controls available. Your administration should reject industry lobbyists' attempts to block enforcement of
the Clean Air Act and any proposal that would weaken the Act's new source requirements for future projects. Please keep our clean
air laws strong for us and for future generations.
(AP) Senators to Subpoena White House
(Washington Post) President Bush Strikes At The Heart Of Clean Air Act
(PIRG) Gutting New Source Review: Letting Polluters Lie About Today's Pollution Levels So They Can Pollute More Later
(NRDC) Gutting New Source Review: The 'Clean Unit' Oxymoron
Don't let our clean air go up in smoke!