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Air pollution has been tied to several health problems, including diabetes. According to Mirror Online, pollution particles in the air have a profound effect on the body's metabolic function and can cause weight gain, tissue inflammation, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes [1]. And the effects of air pollutants on the body only seem to get worse over time.

Diabetes 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 Type 2 diabetes. 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

Jun 17, 2018 Carol Painter
May 23, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 30, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Mar 28, 2018 Harriet Shalat
Mar 14, 2018 Jerrold Osborn
Mar 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 24, 2018 Kenneth Davies
Feb 23, 2018 Jodi Ford
Feb 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 5, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Feb 4, 2018 Sandra Richards
Feb 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2018 Betsy Gudz
Jan 5, 2018 Allen Olson
Jan 5, 2018 Victoria Peyser
Jan 4, 2018 Ted Williams
Jan 4, 2018 Mary Thomas
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Danuta Watola
Jan 3, 2018 stephanie rohmer
Jan 3, 2018 Ellie Moyer
Jan 3, 2018 Animae Chi
Jan 3, 2018 mike robertson
Jan 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2018 Sergio P.
Jan 3, 2018 Barbara Vieira
Jan 3, 2018 Ed Vieira
Jan 3, 2018 Chrissie Rappolt
Jan 3, 2018 paulo reeson
Jan 3, 2018 Kalliope M.
Dec 6, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 1, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 23, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 8, 2017 Gilberto Simao
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please don't take our country back 50 years. Keep the improvements we've made in the environment and energy.
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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