Smog -- pollution caused by emissions from everything from coal plants to cars -- is choking too many of our communities. When you look at the communities most impacted by bad air quality, almost all of them tend to be Black, Indigenous, or Latinx neighborhoods -- a remnant of decades of redlining and environmental racism which continues today. While our country is being ravaged by a respiratory disease, we’re seeing how the impacts of breathing pollution has increased the suffering and death in these same communities. But the Trump administration wants to keep in place the current, weak smog standard that medical and scientific experts say does not adequately protect public health. President Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler should be listening to scientists, doctors and other health experts around the country, not the big polluters who get left off the hook by a weak smog standard.
EPA will be taking official public comments on this do-nothing policy through October 1, as well as hosting virtual hearings on August 31 and September 1. We can raise our voices and demand that EPA do something about bad air quality, especially in our most polluted communities.
The best way to do this is with your own personal story. Do you have asthma or a loved one with respiratory issues who is sensitive to bad air? Tell EPA your story and why it’s important they make our air as clean as possible.
Share your story in an official public comment here.
To pay respect to the millions of USPS workers we stand in solidarity with, we're mailing the EPA over 10,000 personal comments from people from across the country calling for a stronger smog pollution standard. With this move, we hope to show the Trump administration that not only is their smog pollution proposal dangerous, but efforts to harm the USPS are unacceptable, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. If you want your comment to be mailed in to support the USPS and deliver a strong message to the EPA, make sure to tell your story.
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