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This was written by Vanessa Lynch, Pennsylvania field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force:

Last week, 26 Moms Clean Air Force members offered testimony at Pennsylvania’s virtual public hearings in support of the Commonwealth linking to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). We were in good company as hundreds of people testified in support of cutting climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution from the state’s dirty electric power plants.

As a part of his climate change commitment, Governor Wolf has proposed a rule to link Pennsylvania to RGGI, a cap-and-invest program among 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states focused on cutting carbon dioxide…


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Five years ago this week, in Paris, the world’s nations agreed to a historic pact, committing to reducing climate pollution in order to prevent the catastrophic impacts of runaway climate change. Moms Clean Air Force was there to advocate for, and to witness, this unprecedented agreement.

I had the opportunity to represent our members in the civil society section of the conference, where organizations from every corner of the globe gathered in a sprawling suburban conference center on the outskirts of Paris to share our vision for a stable, healthy future. …


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The most effective way to reduce a family’s exposure to air pollution is to stay indoors when the air is too dangerous to breathe. Air monitors are essential tools for measuring air quality. The EPA monitors day-to-day air quality risks. But, are they?

An investigative report from Reuters found that air monitors routinely miss pollution. They even missed a refinery explosion. In fact, U.S. air monitors identified no risks at all from 10 of the largest refinery explosions in the last decade. Toxic air pollution from refineries is especially dangerous, as it can include damaging particles that can cause or…


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This week, Moms Clean Air Force met by phone with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to oppose, again, the Trump administration’s efforts to ignore the science on particle pollution.

Particle pollution, also called particulate matter, refers to the microscopic particles that come out of tailpipes, coal plants, diesel engines, factories, and wildfires. This harmful pollutant cuts short tens of thousands of lives each year in our country, and also increases asthma attacks, lung infections, and heart attacks — even at levels below the current national standards. …


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This was written by Vanessa Lynch, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania Field Organizer:

In the spring of 2017, I attended a local information session about the natural gas well pad that had been permitted in a residential area near my suburban Pittsburgh home. I listened to experts discuss the serious air and water pollution problems related to the oil and gas industry, then parents shared the reality of the health impacts to their children by living with this industrial neighbor. …


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This was written by Stephanie Klein, District of Columbia field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force:

As a former career employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned activist, I have been watching with dread as the Trump Administration has worked swiftly to reverse or weaken more than 100 environmental and public health protections that Agency staff put in place over decades. My faith in the EPA and other federal agencies tasked with protecting the environment and public health has withered under the current so-called leadership. Under Trump, the EPA has become a tool to line the pockets of…


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This was written by Moms Clean Air Force New Mexico state field organizer Celerah Hewes and Patrice Tomcik, state campaigns project manager for Moms Clean Air Force:

In July, the Trump administration finalized its proposal to eliminate methane protections from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Source Performance Standards, a move that will let polluters in the oil and gas industry off the hook for polluting our air and threatening the health of families across the country. …


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This was written by Elizabeth Brandt, Moms Clean Air Force regional field manager:

They were just so fuzzy! So cute! As I awaited the birth of my first baby, I loved the tiny baby clothes that we’d amassed. I especially loved a light blue pajama suit with little flowers and a sheep. Little did I know that the fabric of those poesy pajamas almost certainly was treated with flame retardants, bringing with it a potential risk to my newborn baby.

Eight years later, I’ve learned a little more about flame retardants. I’ve learned that the American Academy of Pediatrics petitioned


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Dear General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler:

Mrs. Mary T. Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company

Mr. James Lentz, CEO, Toyota Motors North American

Mr. Michael Manley, CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V

More than a quarter of a million Americans are asking you to abandon support for the Trump Administration’s rollback of national and state clean car standards, which will cost Americans an additional $300 billion at the pump, increase climate pollution and harm lung health.

As consumer, environmental justice, climate, family and faith groups, our petitions represent a significant public outcry for you to change course to protect…


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Children, the elderly, and people with heart disease, lung disease, and asthma are especially vulnerable to health problems caused by wildfire smoke.

Wildfires affect not only people in the immediate area, but they also send vast amounts of dangerous pollution into communities near and far, in the form of smoke.

Smoke is made up of ash, tiny particles, liquid droplets, and gases. It also contains toxic chemicals released from burning flame retardants in furniture and fabrics, and other chemicals in building materials.

The most concerning pollutant is particle pollution, or PM2.5 …

Moms Clean Air Force

We are more than 1 million moms and dads united against air pollution — including the urgent crisis of our changing climate — to protect our children’s health.

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