Public health under attack
Mercury protection under attack
EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards save up to 11,000 lives and prevent thousands of heart attacks, asthma attacks and hospital visits each year. Yet the Trump Administration is trying to undermine these crucial health protections.Tell EPA to keep the mercury rules in place
Trump EPA puts polluters first
The Senate recently voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-lobbyist, as head of the EPA. The person in this role should put our health first, yet Wheeler is continuing the Trump administration’s relentless attack on public health and environmental safeguards.
- Blog: Andrew Wheeler takes the helm at EPA. What's next for crucial safeguards?
- Report: Marching Backwards: How Wheeler is endangering families health [PDF]
- It's not just Wheeler: EPA is increasingly dominated by people who have spent decades fighting to block environmental safeguards, undermining science, and lobbying for polluters
What’s at risk if EPA’s budget is slashed?
Deep cuts to EPA proposed by the Trump administration for the third year in a row would jeopardize Americans’ health and safety by reducing the funds that would address pollution including lead, toxic waste sites, contaminated water, and much more. The result will be more asthma attacks, more toxic pollution in our communities, and more dangerous chemicals in our drinking water.
Before the EPA and our bedrock environmental safeguards there was more smog in our cities, more pollution in our water and less assurance our families were protected.
Climate and air protections are under attack
Efforts to weaken critical health protections come with high costs in the form of more asthma attacks, more work and school days lost, and more premature death.