Wednesday, September 15, 2010

EPA==Our Precious Air


Clean air?
Sky Factory photo by Taras Kalapun

This month, we mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act, a law whose positive impacts on our enviroment--and our health--has been enormous and far reaching.

But instead of celebrating, we face a big fight to defend the Clean Air Act from a dangerous coalition of tea party radicals, big polluters, and their big money corporate lobbyists who are intent on gutting the landmark law and stripping the EPA of its authority to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.

Senators from both sides of the aisle have proposed legislation to do just that and votes could come as early as this Thursday We must stand together now and stop this assault. Last year, the EPA announced that it would begin reducing global warming and automobiles and large power plants using its authority to regulate polluter Air Act.

While these steps do not diminish the need for a national climate law, EPA action will keep fighting for national climate energy legislation. Make no mistake--this fight is much bigger than global warming. It is about eliminating other important air pollution standards and letting the big polluters off the hook.

If the polluters win here, they have already sign their intent to go after other pollution standards, some have even openly called for getting rid of the EPA altogether. We can't let the radicals and big polluters win, not when the health of our kid's and grand kid's is on the line.

The Clean Air Act has saved the lives of thousands of Americans, reduced the acid rain crisis that was decimating our forests and helped our economy by reducing hospitalizations and sickness and increasing productivity. This is a LEGACY worth defending, please join the fight any way you can.

This came to my attention through an email from Sam Parry, Environmental Defense Actior. Sorry this was a long post but I believe in the EPA.

11 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hello Margaret,
A very important issue here, our air is precious and it should be up to those in politic's to ensure our air is free from polution.

Thanks for your visit and lovely comments.
Have a wonderful week.

Yvonne.

A New Beginning said...

thanks for such a nice, thought provoking post on such an imp issue!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Like you, I believe in clean air is a right granted us all by our birth on this planet. Like the whales in ocean and like the snow that falls. We should have a lot of respect for everything around us and who gives whalers and ocean fishing guys the rights to my fish?

Judy said...

I agree, too, Margaret. This is an important issue. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Have a good weekend.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I just don't understand why the simple issues turn into such huge things. Margaret I need to read up about this issue more.

Gramma Ann said...

In The Bible at Revelation 11:18, it brings out the point that God it going to bring to ruin those ruining the earth. No matter how hard man tries, he will never be able to solve mankind's problems. Only God's Kingdom can bring about the results that we all long for. That is what we pray about when we pray The Lords Prayer, or the Our Father Prayer. In it we pray for, "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." God Kingdom with Jesus as King of that Kingdom is the only way that we are going to have mankind's problems solved.

Babli said...

You have written very nicely on this important issue. I fully agree with you. Wonderful post.

kavita said...

Clean Air Act...i wish we had an act like that in our country.We do take every gift given to us by nature and God for granted--time to wake up now.Thought provoking post!Have a nice Sunday !

caspersmom said...

Yes, so many people sure don't respect God's earth. That was one of the first jobs that Adam had, was to take care of the garden, he was a gardner and a zoologist. Take care my the earth and the animals. Mankind is only going to get worse as it is nearing to the second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And God's kingdom will be here.

Kay said...

My husband worked for the U.S.E.P.A. in Chicago and the worst time for them was the Reagan years. Their hands were always tied against big businesses.

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