Soot pollution from smokestacks, cars and trucks kills thousands of Americans every year.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed stronger standards to protect our health from soot pollution, but polluters and their lobbyists are fighting hard to block these important protections.
The EPA is updating air quality standards for tiny soot particles that penetrate deep into our lungs.
Scientists recommend strengthening the standards to reduce the number of soot-related heart attacks, asthma attacks, strokes and deaths.
Tightening the standard and allowing less soot in the air we breathe could save thousands of lives every year.
We can’t afford to let polluters win this one; we need your help to make sure the air is safer for us all to breathe.
It’s especially important that the EPA hear from real people who would benefit from cleaner air.
The EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed soot standards through August 31st.