EPA Chief on Daily Show
“We have to remind the American people that environmentalism isn’t a spectator sport. You actually have to stand up and demand that we be vigilant in protecting our air and water.”
After the audience clapped their approval, Stewart responded, “people enjoy air and water, apparently.”
Jackson asked Stewart what would persuade him to fight for clean air and water? His answer, “A feeling.”
Ha! But will it get the job done? I think not.
The Clean Air Act has prevented hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, millions of asthma attacks, and tens of millions of child respiratory illnesses. It has protected the air, water, our children and our families for forty years. The Clean Air Act is under attack in ways that could dilute, delay and even ditch the EPA’s ability to update and enforce air pollution standards.
Watch this Daily Show clip, then please answer the question below:
We all need the EPA to continue to do its job in keeping the land, water and air clean. Want to help build a movement that stands up for clean air and protects our health now and for the future? Here’s a chance to get involved online and brainstorm ideas. Come chat with the Moms Clean Air Force and give suggestions about how to rally folks to protect clean air and safeguard our health. You are all invited here. I’ll be there, and I hope you will join me.
What would be the most powerful motivation to get you to support the EPA’s efforts to clean up the water and air?