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Daily Action: Call Senator Kamala Harris to say protect our air!

Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA:  (213) 894-5000

Short Script:
Hello! My name is _______, and I am a constituent of Senator Harris' in ____________, California. I'm calling to ask the Senator to strongly oppose HR 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act. From her position on the Environment and Public Works Committee, she is well positioned to prevent the bill from being voted out of her committee. I’m concerned because poor air quality and pollution causes asthma, lung disease and premature death. I want EPA to continue to set safe standards using the best health information available, which this bill would prevent. Please don’t let the polluters agenda weaken clean air protections! Thank you!

Congress may be on vacation but the assault on the planet continues. First the good news;  EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, has reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of the rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. This comes on the heels of a court decision that overrides the EPA's attempt to delay the rule to limit methane leaks.  

The bad news??  The climate destroyers are coming at it another way; through Congress.  The Bill is HR 806, The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. HR 806 would do the following:

  • Delay implementing current ozone standards until 2025.
  • Extend indefinitely the interval for EPA to review and update ALL air standards based on new science from 5 to 10 years.
  • Require evaluation of short-term economic and energy impacts resulting from the standards.
  • Expand exemptions.
  • Impose unnecessary barriers to issuing air quality standards.

The bill has already passed the House and is under consideration in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Thankfully, Our very own Senator Kamala Harris sits on this committee.  Let's call her LA office and ask her to kill HR 806 before it can reach the Senate floor.