The US EPA will hold a public hearing in Sacramento on the the new proposal to lower smog levels from 75 down to 65-70 parts per billion. Your attendance matters because big polluters will pack the room and attempt to obstruct the measure. But clean air advocates know that a roomful of community members calling for smog reduction will tip the balance.
According to EPA analysis, this proposal is estimated to prevent between 320,000 and 960,000 asthma attacks, and avoid from 330,000 to 1 million missed school days by 2025. EPA estimates also show that every dollar invested in smog reduction will return up to three dollars in health benefits.
These health benefits will result from a reduction in asthma attacks, missed school days, heart attacks, and premature deaths.
The Sierra Club will arrange bus transportation from all over the state, leaving the morning of February 2nd. Buses will leave from the Richmond BART station and will return that evening.
Please RSVP by January 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org
1001 I Street (that's "I" as in Icky)
Sacramento, CA 95814
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