Pushback Against GOP’s Anti-Clean Air Policies: ‘Protect the EPA, Protect Our Kids’ (Video)

March 25, 2011

(ChattahBox US News)—The Republicans are continuing with their assault on our environment. Apparently if you are a true conservative, you must support the unfettered right of corporations to pollute our air and water, in the name of freedom and free markets. Well, the rest of us prefer that our children grow up without chocking on dirty air polluted with cancer-causing chemicals. Republican lawmakers are staging a full frontal assault on the EPA, with calls to eliminate it, or schemes to weaken and defund the agency, until its toothless. The American Family Voices organization and CleanAirSavesLives.org is out with an ad shining the light on our littlest victims, if the EPA is stripped of its authority to enforce the Clean Air Act, by reducing carbon emissions. The GOP would prefer that big polluters, such as Koch industries be allowed to spew its poisons into our air, and our health be damned.

The spot urges our elected officials to keep our children safe from toxic chemicals.

“Protect the EPA. Protect our kids,” intones the ad’s narrator.

While showing images of babies being fed baby food labeled with poisons, such as arsenic, mercury and dioxin, American Family Voices, points out that “If the EPA wasn’t cleaning millions of toxic particles out of the air they’d be going well somewhere else”

“A recent study shows that this year alone, the clean air act will prevent millions of illnesses and over 160,000 early deaths. And some of those deaths would be very, very early.”

You can go to CleanAirSavesLives.org and send an appeal to the EPA to make our public health a priority.

The appeal reads:

“As a concerned citizen, I am writing in support of common sense safeguards for the air we breathe and the water we drink. We must do more to keep our families and communities safe from mercury, arsenic and other chemicals that Big Polluters dump into the air every day. I strongly urge you to update our Mercury and Air Toxin standards and continue putting public health ahead of politics.”



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