Sign up to attend Philadelphia's EPA Mercury Hearing!
The EPA is hosting a public hearing in Philadelphia on Tuesday May 24th, to find out how residents feel about their proposal to limit mercury, arsenic and lead pollution from coal plants.
Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants are connected to extreme health problems -- brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. In fact, at least 1 in 12 and as many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age have enough mercury in their bodies to put a baby at risk.
You can help make a difference at the hearing by helping send a strong message that we want coal pollution to stop making us sick. Check out the details below and sign up to support EPA's efforts to clean up our air!
Here are the details:
WHO: The Sierra Club and You vs. Big Coal
WHAT: Testify and submit comments on EPA's proposal to protect Americans from toxic mercury, arsenic, and lead pollution.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24th from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Come for as long as you can whether its 30 minutes to all day. There will be a press conference at noon followed by a moms stroller brigade.
WHERE: Westin Hotel, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Plaza, Philadelphia, PA. (map and directions).
CONTACT: William Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-253-5890 with any questions, or if you can't make it but still want to get involved.
Do you want to be a speaker, but are unsure what to say? We're here to help! Check out our How to Testify Guide and Hearing Testimony Talking Points.