Oppose this Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal
Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.
A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal
We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you?
Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — and we only have until the end of October to stop them.
Why It Matters
The Trump proposal would weaken federal rules the Obama administration put in place to reduce mercury emissions from power plants and help address climate change.1
Mercury is toxic to people and wildlife.2 It can cause cancer and harms the brains of children and fetuses. Mercury persists in the environment, contaminating water and accumulating in fish. It can travel up the food chain and harm people and animals alike.
But the effects of the Trump administration proposal are more far-reaching.
The world’s leading experts on climate change have issued a chilling warning: human beings have roughly 12 years left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.3 Instead, the Trump administration’s mercury emissions proposal would boost coal-fired power plants, fueling climate change.4
How You Can Help
We want to work towards a world in which the planet we share is not altered by the worst effects of a changing climate. Clean energy is a part of that future.
At Environmental Action, we believe in optimism. We believe that when people come together for the environment, we can change the world. Please lend your voice — and your hope — to this important campaign.
1. Coral Davenport, “Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules,” The New York Times, September 30, 2018.
2. Mandy Warner, “Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards,” Climate 411 Blog, Environmental Defense Fund, October 2, 2018.
3. Umair Irfan, “Report: we have just 12 years to limit devastating global warming,” Vox, October 8, 2018.
4. Coral Davenport, “Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules,” The New York Times, September 30, 2018.