Speak Out in Support of New EPA Standard to Reduce Fine Particulate Matter Pollution

On Tuesday, July 17th , 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold hearings in Philadelphia, PA and Sacramento, CA to hear public testimony on a proposed rule to limit fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) or Soot, which is dangerous microscopic pollution emitted by factories, power plants, diesel vehicles and other sources. Fine particulate pollution is dangerous because it travels deep into the lungs and can enter the bloodstream; exposure to it is linked to a range of respiratory and cardiovascular problems such as asthma and bronchitis.

To sign up to testify in a 3-minute time slot at the hearing directly, you can email Alan Rush at Rush.Alan@epa.gov --you must include your name, address, phone number and what time you would like to speak at the hearing.

Or use this form and someone at the Clean Air Council will be in touch with you soon to assist you in registering for and confirming a time to testify at the hearing. The Council is also happy to help anyone who would like any assistance in preparing their testimony.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
9 am to 9 pm

William J. Green FederalBuilding
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Questions? For more information please contact Katie Feeney at: kfeeney@cleanair.org or 215-567-4004 x 112 

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