Take a Stand against U.S. EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Air Pollution Rules

In a move that risks the public’s health and the progress California and other states have achieved to clean the air, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to weaken vehicle emissions and mileage standards, and to prohibit California and other states from adopting more health-protective standards.

If adopted, the proposal would dramatically curb effective and fair efforts to reduce pollution in some of the country’s most populated and polluted areas, including Southern California, the Central Valley, New York and Pennsylvania.

According to the American Lung Association, more than 40 percent of Americans breathe dirty, unsafe air. The EPA’s proposal will make air quality worse.

Emissions and mileage standards are one of the cornerstones of deep declines in air pollution across the country over the last several decades. With clear connections between pollution and asthma, other respiratory conditions and cancer, our clean air progress should be protected and strengthened, not weakened.

RAMP urges you to join in opposition to the EPA’s proposal.

For more information on the specifics of the EPA’s proposal, click here.