Supporters spoke up in this action
Delivery to Environmental Protection Agency
Action ended on October 2, 2023
What Happens Next
Thank you to all who took action! We’re grateful for your support.
What Was At Stake
For far too long, companies have put profits over protecting public health. On such example is the steel industry, which uses coke ovens that emit cancer-causing air pollution that is well above safe levels. A coke oven is a chamber that heats up coal to make coke, a refined fuel that is used to melt metals, particularly in steelmaking. These chambers release hazardous air pollutants like lead, mercury, benzene, and more. These emissions are toxic to humans and threaten public health. Yet, it has been almost two decades since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed emission standards that incorporate the most recent science and risk assessment to set limits for these hazardous emissions. You can help change this.