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Take Action! Call President Obama Out For A Dirty Air Betrayal!

Take action today!

Photo of smoggy Pheonix.

Please tell the White House that business as usual is not going to fly. Not when it means our families, friends and neighbors will needlessly face sickness and death from filthy air. You can do something about this travesty.

Make your call today!

Dear Mitchell,

Last Friday, President Obama betrayed millions of Americans when he stopped stronger clean air health protections from seeing the light of day. (Learn more.)

This is not the change we were promised, but more of the same. By leaving weak Bush-era ozone standards in place, the President is letting dirty industrial polluters pump dangerous levels of contaminants into our air. What a shame!

The President knows that the standards he just blocked would save up to 12,000 lives every year, prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and hospital visits, and prevent hundreds of thousands of lost school and work days. Renowned doctors and scientists have urged the White House to strengthen the standard to prevent sickness and save lives. Yet instead of protecting our lungs, the White House caved to pressure from corporate polluters, with big oil playing a lead role. The White House must stop throwing our health protections under the bus to appease polluters. Americans deserve better! We deserve clean air!

But you can do something about this travesty. We call on everyone who breathes to call the White House and let them know that you’re outraged by this betrayal of our right to clean air. Call the White House comment line: (202) 456-1111. If you don’t get through the first time, please try again. And please let us know when you get through so we can add you to the list of Americans who are champions for clean air.

Earthjustice went to bat for Americans after the Bush administration adopted its weak ozone standards in 2008. When the Obama Administration promised to reconsider those standards, we gave them the benefit of the doubt by putting that case on hold. For more than two years the administration promised to release the standards, but all we got was delay after delay after delay. And now this terrible news.

So we need your help!

If you want to breathe cleaner air, if you want to save thousands of children and seniors who suffer from respiratory and lung ailments—grab your phone and call. Every voice needs to be heard!

We must let the White House know that business as usual is not going to fly with Americans. Not when it means our families, friends, and neighbors will needlessly face sickness and death from filthy air. This must stop! Please pick up that phone!

Make Your Call Today:

  • The White House: (202) 456-1111

When the receptionist answers the phone, please let the White House know you are outraged the President blocked ozone standards that would save thousands of American lives and make our air healthier to breathe.

Here’s a sample of what you can say (and we hope you will add your personal touch, too):

“Hello! My name is Mitchell Rabin, and I live in New York, NY.

“I’m calling to let the White House and President Obama know I am outraged the President stopped ozone standards that would save up to 12,000 American lives every year. Instead of protecting our lungs, the White House caved to pressure from corporate polluters who may now continue pumping dangerous levels of contaminants into our air.

“We were promised change so I urge President Obama to keep his promise and show he supports clean air by finalizing all of the EPA’s clean air rules and by promising to veto any bill that tries to block them.

“Corporate polluter profits must not be prioritized over the health of Americans.

“Thank you.”


After You Make Your Call:
Please let us know about your call experience by logging your call on our website, or by emailing action@earthjustice.org.

Thank you for taking the time to speak out!

Earthjustice
Because the earth needs a good lawyer

Take action today!

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Photo Credits: Top: Smog over Pheonix, Arizona. (pdphoto) Bottom Left: Smog over Los Angeles, California. (EPA) Bottom Right: Child suffering from asthma. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)

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