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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

Nov 21, 2017 Ellen Wigley
Nov 21, 2017 Fred Fall
Nov 20, 2017 Linda Weaver
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2017 Marion Friedl
Nov 19, 2017 Denis Cole
Nov 19, 2017 kim wilbur
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2017 Deborah Spencer
Nov 19, 2017 IL Sheehan
Nov 19, 2017 Paul Ferrari
Nov 19, 2017 Leslie Poms
Nov 18, 2017 Rhiannon Young
Nov 18, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 18, 2017 robert dowling
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Clean air helps reduce health issues now and for our kids in the future
Nov 18, 2017 William Sullivan Clean air is directly related to good health!
Nov 18, 2017 Mikail Barron
Nov 16, 2017 Linda Tabb
Nov 16, 2017 Larry Branson ABSOLUTELY
Nov 15, 2017 R. Denis Cole
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 Laurie Bynum
Nov 11, 2017 Jeanne Sheffer
Nov 11, 2017 Lori Strausser Only a complete idiotic moron would walk the path of environmental destruction. And only a fool would deny overwhelming scientific factual evidence for the sake of his own greed. You, Drumpf, are a fool of the highest order.
Nov 11, 2017 Mike Lanka
Nov 11, 2017 Stephanie Vorse
Nov 11, 2017 Susan Walsh
Nov 11, 2017 Pia Vartabedian
Nov 11, 2017 Jeanne Rothwarf
Nov 11, 2017 Laura Prestridge
Nov 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 Joan Cuplin Our air should be protected, not ruined for the sake of the greedy!!!!
Nov 11, 2017 Lynn Laupheimer
Nov 11, 2017 Jean Thompson
Nov 11, 2017 Rebecca Fields
Nov 11, 2017 Tony Lilich
Nov 11, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Nov 11, 2017 Dr Ronald Mervis
Nov 11, 2017 Gary Kleinfelt
Nov 11, 2017 Nancy Gray
Nov 11, 2017 Karin Cohen
Nov 11, 2017 Margaret Walker
Nov 11, 2017 Douglas Poore
Nov 11, 2017 Barbara Ginsberg
Nov 11, 2017 Priscilla Tine'
Nov 11, 2017 C. Marshall Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. Native Proverb
Nov 11, 2017 Wendy Cohoe
Nov 11, 2017 Susan Foley

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