Thank You, Senators Brown and Casey, for Protecting Kids from Mercury
MomsRising today launched six-figure TV ad buys in Ohio and Pennsylvania to express gratitude for Senator Sherrod Brown’s and Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey’s courageous votes to turn back a proposal to block EPA’s life-saving limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution.
“Thanks to the leadership of Senators Brown and Casey, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, an essential public health protection, remains intact,” said MomsRising Executive Director and CEO Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “The more than one million mothers we represent across the country offer their gratitude and are literally breathing a sigh of relief.”
The ad reflects the feelings of millions of mothers across the country who opposed Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe’s use of an obscure Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to try and overturn EPA’s finalized Mercury and Air Toxics Standard -- a clean air standard that will now save thousands of American lives annually and prevent these dangerous industrial air pollutants from endangering their kids and threatening public health.
According to the EPA, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard will save as many as 11,000 lives, prevent as many as 130,000 asthma attacks among children, and prevent as many as 4,700 heart attacks each year.
See Casey ad here.