Letter: Obliged to fight

Published: 3/31/2017 12:01:06 AM
Obliged to fight

Families everywhere have cause for concern. Tuesday’s dirty energy executive orders to protect polluters, signed by President Donald Trump at EPA headquarters, are an unprecedented attack on clean air safeguards. Our children will bear the costs. Our families will bear the costs. Our communities will bear the costs.

Never has a president, or an EPA head, acted with such reckless disregard for our health – or our safety in the face of the clear and present danger of climate change. By making official his administration’s plan to begin the process of dismantling America’s Clean Power Plan, a plan that protects all families in America by curbing dangerous carbon pollution and reducing other toxic pollutants from power plants, our president is taking aim at our health and well-being.

What’s more, the president is also undermining the most significant step that our country has ever taken to address the climate change. Air pollution has real-life impacts, and dismantling the Clean Power Plan would harm us all. Make no mistake about it. As a mother of two, I say not on my watch.

As parents, as health care providers, as Granite Staters and as moral human beings, we have an obligation to fight against air pollution that imperils our children’s health and makes climate change worse.

Io Pike



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