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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 24, 2018 Carol Carter No matter your view of governing, without clean air, we die!! That simple!
Feb 23, 2018 CHRISSIE Boone
Feb 23, 2018 Mark Lungo
Feb 22, 2018 Jacqueline Geoffroy
Feb 21, 2018 Charlene Sipe
Feb 20, 2018 Ruth Rogers Good.
Feb 15, 2018 Sheila Cowden
Feb 15, 2018 Carol Bostick
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) Keep our air that we need clean. Do not ruined it to the greedy.
Feb 15, 2018 Janis Kindred
Feb 15, 2018 Kay Bethea
Feb 15, 2018 Kim Ostermeier
Feb 15, 2018 JOHN PASQUA
Feb 15, 2018 Tj Pitts
Feb 15, 2018 Kay Beams
Feb 15, 2018 Aly Jones
Feb 15, 2018 Jeane Casey
Feb 15, 2018 Nancy Adams
Feb 15, 2018 Marilyn Perona
Feb 15, 2018 June Wing
Feb 15, 2018 Lynn Goldberg
Feb 15, 2018 JB Quick
Feb 15, 2018 Lydia Lafferty
Feb 15, 2018 brad horner
Feb 15, 2018 ayesha vavrek
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2018 Bonnie Lynn Mackinnon
Feb 15, 2018 Liliane Farb
Feb 15, 2018 Emily Davenport
Feb 15, 2018 KL Eckhardt Mr Trump does not have to choose between a financially healthy country and a physically healthy citizenry. Stop prioritizing big businesses and focusing on what you can do to stop those industries from harming human lives and the world we live in.
Feb 15, 2018 Sharon Emanuelli Families like yours who live in big cities should be especially concerned about pollution and it detrimental effects on long-term health, not to mention children's brain development.
Feb 15, 2018 Karen Sullivan
Feb 15, 2018 Elizabeth Pappas
Feb 15, 2018 Angela Ramirez
Feb 15, 2018 mani murthy be responsible to protect the health of all.
Feb 15, 2018 Pamela Kjono
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2018 Lisa Shantz
Feb 15, 2018 Bob Brucker
Feb 15, 2018 Laura Page Yes please stop the attacks on the air.
Feb 15, 2018 Signe Woodin
Feb 15, 2018 Amber Archangel Air pollution is harming not only our environment but also our bodies and minds, and it needs to be stopped. I am an American voter. I am a member of Indivisible Monterey Bay and this is important to me. THANK YOU.
Feb 15, 2018 Kathleen Forchelli
Feb 15, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Feb 15, 2018 cheryl hammill
Feb 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) Cleaner air should be a top priority right now.
Feb 15, 2018 Teresa Perles
Feb 15, 2018 john reese Is this not a a no-brainer? Someone with homicidal and suicidal tendencies should not be allowed to be president.
Feb 15, 2018 donna johnson

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