Soot causes respiratory ailments, heart attacks, premature deaths, and a wide range of other serious health problems. Existing safeguards against soot pollution have been shown to be inadequate for communities living in the shadow of coal-fired power plants.
President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have the opportunity to update the protections. A proposed clean-air safeguard for soot could help millions of Americans breathe better air. In communities across the country, families deserve to know that their air is safe; that’s why a strong, scientific standard for soot pollution is so important.
Stand up for life-saving soot protections, and send a message supporting strong soot safeguards now!