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Air pollution has been tied to several health problems, including Alzheimer's. A recent study by Lancaster University showed very high levels of magnetite particles, or iron oxide, in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, as compared to those without the disease. The "smooth and spherical" nature of these particles strongly suggests that they do not occur naturally in the brain, but rather come in from high-temperature outside sources such as car engines and power stations [1].

Alzheimer's is just one of the many reasons the American government has to work hard at keeping pollution levels down. Aside from environmental concerns, the health and the lives of our citizens are now at stake.

President Trump claims he cares about air pollution and pledged to "work very, very hard on clean air," but he's cutting funds from the Environmental Protection Agency and rolling back Obama-era regulations meant to protect our planet and the air we breathe [2].

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency head, Scott Pruitt, tried to overturn a regulation on mercury pollution from coal plants and has filed a lawsuit against the EPA regional haze rule, which requires cleaner air near national parks. He also opposes the 2011 cross-state air pollution rule, which forces 27 states to limit the smog that affects down-wind states [2].

According to CNN, Trump has "promoted a return to the dirty fossil-fuel era with a proposed 'America First Energy Plan,'" which would cut climate change programs significantly and harm our air [3]. He has ordered a repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Obama's proposed chlopyrifos pesticide ban, the requirement for oil and gas companies to report their emissions, and more [4]. There's also some concern he may overturn the decades-old Clean Air Act [5].

Air pollution is harming not only our environment but also our bodies and minds, and it needs to be stopped. Sign the petition below to tell President Trump, Congress, and the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that our air should be protected, not ruined for the sake of the greedy.

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Dear President Trump, Congress, and the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,

You have the opportunity to protect people from needlessly developing diseases like Alzheimer's. You do not have to choose between a financially healthy country and a physically healthy citizenry. Stop helping big businesses thrive and start focusing on what you can do to stop those industries from harming human lives and the world we live in.

Every citizen of this great nation has the right to breathe clean air, and we need you do more to protect this right, rather than eliminate it for the sake of a "level playing field" for greedy businesses [6].

We demand that you halt the attacks on our air. Don't cut EPA funding or roll back the Clean Air Act and other Obama-era regulations meant to keep the air clean and people healthy.


Petition Signatures

Aug 2, 2018 Diana Dupree
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 29, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 22, 2018 Anna Hinnenkamp-Faulk
May 17, 2018 Deb VanBrocklin
May 7, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Apr 15, 2018 Gayle Edelman-Tolchin
Apr 15, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Amy Cheshier
Apr 9, 2018 Michalla Sutton
Apr 5, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 18, 2018 Rhoda Slanger
Mar 11, 2018 Kathleen Corby
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) Let our grandchildren BREATHE!!!
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Feb 28, 2018 Dragana Mirkovic
Feb 28, 2018 Brian Betz
Feb 28, 2018 (Name not displayed) Definitely need to do something to protect our country and our world from this deadly pollution. We need to bolster the EPA's budget!!
Feb 28, 2018 Brent Sirois
Feb 28, 2018 Suzanne Bonner
Feb 28, 2018 Adrienne Ross
Feb 28, 2018 Marilyn Propp
Feb 28, 2018 Kathleen Drury Air pollution, indeed all pollution, needs to be lessened on our planet!
Feb 28, 2018 Patrice Johnson
Feb 28, 2018 Lynn Zoch
Feb 28, 2018 cathy davis
Feb 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2018 Diane Johnson
Feb 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2018 Sara Salancy All Americans have a right to breathe clean air. Please don't slash funding for the Clean Air Act. Our citizens' health depends on clean air.
Feb 28, 2018 Kathleen McLane Do not delude yourself that rolling back EPA protections and investing in future Fossil Fuel is going to "Make America Great Again", it will only make America suffer more.
Feb 28, 2018 Richard McLane
Feb 28, 2018 Pat Loverink
Feb 28, 2018 Paula Bandt
Feb 28, 2018 Janie Martinez
Feb 28, 2018 Linda Stitt
Feb 28, 2018 Barbara Mottl
Feb 28, 2018 Cynthia Evenson
Feb 28, 2018 Lorryn Young It is known that between 4.5 and 6 million people die yearly from effects of ir pollution and that number is ever growing. When you think about it we are all most vulnerable to this problem. We must continue EPA villengence to protect us all!
Feb 28, 2018 Judith Hyde
Feb 28, 2018 Jacqui Zink Look back at the condition of the air in our big cities in the 60's and 70's and see why we need to have regulations and clean air laws! They are essential, stop removing all the regulations that have been put in place for good reason, for our well being
Feb 28, 2018 JoAnn Loomis
Feb 28, 2018 Ann Moriarity

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