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Air pollution has been tied to several health problems, including breast cancer. Recent research has shown that women who live in urban areas are significantly more likely to have dense breasts than women who live in less-polluted rural areas. Dense breasts make women four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women whose breasts are not dense [1].

Breast cancer 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 breast cancer. 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 21, 2017 Lauren Lunde
Sep 20, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 17, 2017 PJ Chambers
Sep 10, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 7, 2017 Sharon-Shay Walsh
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 4, 2017 Jeff Creech
Sep 4, 2017 Robert Sanders
Sep 4, 2017 John Moszyk
Sep 4, 2017 Brett Dennison
Sep 4, 2017 Kathy Magne
Sep 2, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 2, 2017 Lonnie Ward
Sep 2, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Sep 2, 2017 Donna Jay
Sep 2, 2017 Jennifer Hall
Sep 2, 2017 Sheila Ward
Sep 2, 2017 Julie Sergent
Sep 2, 2017 Howard Cohen
Aug 28, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 28, 2017 Kandis Powell
Aug 28, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 28, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 28, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 21, 2017 Lois Freeman
Aug 21, 2017 Amanda Barnes
Aug 21, 2017 Susan Wilson
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) We all deserve good air
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2017 Susan Jenkins
Aug 17, 2017 Antoinette Gonzales
Aug 8, 2017 Janis Higgins
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Karen Kersten-Chestney
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 NULL Vanstrien
Aug 7, 2017 Roxanne Hewitt
Aug 7, 2017 Robin Shepard
Aug 7, 2017 Larry Branson
Aug 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2017 N Sayer
Aug 3, 2017 Pat Brooks
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 Dennis Dougherty
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 3, 2017 Karen Deckel
Aug 3, 2017 Gilberto Simao
Aug 3, 2017 Andrea Rematore
Aug 2, 2017 Susannah Gelbart

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