American Electric Power (AEP) is America’s #1 polluter. They burn more coal than any other utility and rank as the biggest emitter of most major air pollution categories.
But, instead of working to clean up its act, AEP is spending millions of dollars to lobby to keep the air you’re breathing right now more polluted and more deadly.
AEP has drafted and is circulating an outrageous 56-page draft bill that would halt implementation of America’s clean air laws for the single largest source of air pollution: the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants.
If this bill were to become law, it would cause up to 34,000 premature deaths from air pollution in the first 2 years alone. That’s one death every 30 minutes! All to protect AEP’s $1.2 billion in annual profits.
That’s why we have launched our “What’s Your Number” campaign to ask AEP one simple question: How many lives are your polluter profits worth? Are 34,000 premature and preventable deaths okay with you? How about your customers — is this okay with them?
You can help hold AEP accountable. First, take action — send AEP an email them you won’t stand for their corporate polluter assault on your right to breathe air that won’t kill you.
Then, if you’re on Twitter, please help us hold AEP accountable over your social network. Just go to www.edf.org/whatsyournumber to find AEP accountability tweets you can post with just a couple of clicks. You can also copy and pasted those Tweets to your Facebook page.
Make no mistake, we are under attack. The health of our children, grandchildren, and planet are at stake.
But, with your help, we will hold AEP accountable and stop their outrageous assault on your right to clean air.
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NOTE: This is a guest post from Sam Parry of Environmental Defense Fund.
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