What's At Stake
Your public comments continue to make a difference. A year after it asked for input on its proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 today. The updated standards are a significant step in our ongoing efforts to fulfill the promise of the Clean Air Act. PM2.5 (also known as fine particulate matter or soot) causes 50,000 excess deaths in the United States every year. Thank the EPA for listening to the public and strengthening its standards for PM2.5, and call on your members of Congress to support the new standards.
Delivery to EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Congress