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Your turn to speak out and help our children breathe easier

posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:11 PM by Nancy Swan   [ updated Jan 27, 2010, 4:14 PM by Thomas Swan ]
I am passing on this information and requesting your participation to help others like me who suffer from asthma.

On January 7, EPA announced a proposed rule to reconsider the ozone air quality standards set by the Bush Administration in 2008.  The Obama Administration's
health-based proposal is 60-70 ppb, a range recommended by the independent Clean Air Science Advisory Committee.  This is well below the 75 ppb adopted in 2008. The public health community is virtually unanimous in supporting a standard at the lower end of this range, to protect the health of seniors and kids with asthma. 

This is a stunning opportunity to reverse a misstep by the Bush Administration, to restore the role of science to critical public health decisions, and to extend protection to millions more Americans. 

We hope that you can help turn out supporters to the 3 public hearings on February 2 and 4.  Registering for a chance to speak is easy; email or call (919) 541-5688.
Tricia will work with you to reserve a 5-minute slot to speak.   

A backgrounder and talking points are available here.

More details about the EPA proposal are here.  

The hearings will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 the following locations:
Arlington, Virginia – February 2, 2010
Hyatt Regency Crystal City @ Reagan National Airport
Washington Room (located on the Ballroom Level)
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Telephone: 703-418-1234
Houston, Texas – February 2, 2010
Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
Moody Ballroom (located on the ground floor)
8181 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061
Telephone: 713-645-3000
Sacramento, California – February 4, 2010
Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport
Natomas Ballroom
4900 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, California 95834
Telephone: 916-263-9000
Thank you for your help to secure the most protective ozone air quality standards.
Deborah Shprentz
Consultant to the American Lung Association

703-437-0959 phone
703-867-0959 cell