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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

Sep 14, 2017 Nicholas Zecher
Sep 14, 2017 Sheila D
Sep 3, 2017 Joann Evans
Aug 30, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 30, 2017 M.E. Bosboom
Aug 21, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 julie matewicz
Aug 15, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 14, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Aug 14, 2017 EJ Frost
Aug 11, 2017 Margaret Jensen
Aug 9, 2017 Marc Gregory
Aug 7, 2017 Francine Allen
Aug 6, 2017 Sandy Bieker
Aug 6, 2017 Susan B Clean Air is vital to all of us. Shortsightedness is the bane of our lives but our government continues to try to short cut important safety measures.
Aug 6, 2017 sophia rubinstein
Jul 26, 2017 Deni Gereighty I have severe asthma from birth, without proper treatment for 45 years so now I have COPD needing oxygen 24/7. The air today makes me have almost continuous asthma attacks despite new HVAC, 3 filters and UV lights. Repeal of the CAA will kill me!
Jul 26, 2017 Cheryl Pendleton
Jul 23, 2017 Kathleen Keske
Jul 23, 2017 Laura Schafer
Jul 20, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jul 20, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jul 19, 2017 Patti Mealy
Jul 14, 2017 Deborah Holland
Jul 14, 2017 N Sayer
Jul 11, 2017 Tracy Arentsen
Jul 9, 2017 jane cook
Jul 9, 2017 natalie hughes
Jul 9, 2017 George Anderson
Jul 8, 2017 Marly Wexler
Jul 8, 2017 Adéla Režná
Jul 6, 2017 Crystal Conklin
Jul 6, 2017 Joseph Salamido
Jul 6, 2017 Anna Winroope
Jul 5, 2017 Mary Blanchard
Jul 4, 2017 Litsa Katsarou
Jul 4, 2017 Vicky Moraiti
Jul 3, 2017 Kimberly Wiley
Jul 3, 2017 Judith Knouff
Jul 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2017 Caroline CEDELLE
Jul 1, 2017 Elizabeth Cano
Jul 1, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jul 1, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 30, 2017 karen pepe
Jun 30, 2017 Sabina Susatmoko
Jun 29, 2017 Jennifer Conway
Jun 29, 2017 Paul-Denis Clermont
Jun 29, 2017 Hazel Sharrad

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