Faith leaders, clergy, and leaders of religious communities, please add your name to this faith leader comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to issue a strong, science-based soot pollution standard that protects the health of our communities and advances environmental justice.
The EPA is in the process of updating soot pollution standards: a critical step forward in helping protect communities from deadly air pollution. But, the proposed update fails to set the strongest science-based soot pollution standards to protect communities.
Soot is a dangerous and deadly pollutant that is produced by power plants, tailpipes on cars and trucks, and other industrial sources. The EPA has a moral opportunity to save thousands of lives by issuing the strongest possible safeguards.
IPL and our partners are calling on the EPA to strengthen the soot standard to advance environmental justice, ensure that our neighbors have clean air to breathe, and to protect those most vulnerable such as children, seniors, and people with chronic illness.
By tightening public health protections from soot, the EPA could save thousands of lives each year.
Together with our partners, IPL will submit this letter to the EPA in March. Please add your name by March 8th.