Through the authority of laws like the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the power to regulate pollutants that are deadly or harmful to the air you breathe.
The Biden Administration has its own responsibility and imperative -- separate from Congress -- to advance justice while reducing air pollution to create a more livable future.
For the last couple years and for the next year, the EPA will take comments from the public on a slew of new and updated proposals to cut pollution from dirty power plants, oil and gas drilling, and cars and trucks. These proposals include tightening the emission standards for methane, carbon, mercury, as well as cutting dangerous smog and soot pollution.
Unfortunately, big polluters are also closely watching the EPA and are exerting all of their insider power. Their goal? To make these rules as weak as possible to give them the ability to pollute and make more profit.
But we know that EPA Administrator Michael Regan and the whole Biden administration is listening -- and they need the public's support to set the strongest standards possible. The more pressure we put through written comments and public hearings, the more likely our government officials will enact policies to meet the scale of the climate crisis, the urgency of racial justice, and to improve the health of our neighbors and communities.
Add your name to urge EPA Administrator Regan to deliver the strongest standards possible that protect public health, tackle the climate crisis, and advance justice!
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