Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tough Mercury Standards

The Obama administration announced strong limits on mercury emissions from coal plants. This is a huge step for the health of all Americans and the priorities of health over profits.

The EPA estimates that these rules can prevent 11,000 premature deaths every year. That's HUGE! They also estimate that by 2016, these rules could avert 4,700 heart attacks and prevent 130,000 cases of childhood asthma every year.

This is an awesome holiday gift from the administration. This gift will create jobs, spur innovation, save lives, and secure a healthier future for our country. That's a big deal, and deserves our praise!

Emily L.
Care2 Campaign Team

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