A recent study found that an increase of 1 microgram per cubic meter in soot air pollution is associated with a 15% increase in COVID-19 death rate. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are waving many environmental laws for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. This is one in a series of ill-advised decisions that increase the amount of air pollution we are exposed to. Through these actions, the EPA is putting us more at risk for COVID-19 infection, prioritizing polluter profits over public health.
Write to the EPA, with a copy to Congress, telling them to reverse these decisions to protect us from more severe COVID 19 infection.
Stop making air pollution worse
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]