Thursday, July 6th - Tell the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, to oppose water pollution and ask your state Rep to override veto

Actions you can take today

  • Action #1: Tell the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, that you oppose any increase in water pollution from coal plants.

  • Action #2: Call your Illinois State Representative and tell them to override Governor Rauner's veto

Tools you can use

Action #1: Tell the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, that you oppose any increase in water pollution from coal plants.

Head over to Sierra Club's page and leave a comment for Scott Pruitt opposing any increase in water polution from coal plants

Thanks to Indivisible South Side's Environmental group for writing today's action

Action #2: Call your Illinois State Representative and tell them to override Governor Rauner's veto

Find your State Rep's number here

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Representative ________. I'm asking him/her to vote to override Governor Rauner's veto of the bi-partisan budget. Illinois is on the brink of disaster and desperately needs a budget.

Why Today's Action is Important

Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt want to take us back to water pollution standards set in 1982, undoing the major progress we made to limit the amount of toxic sludge filled with arsenic, mercury, and other heavy metals coal plants can dump into our water. This would mean 1.4 billion pounds more of toxic metals, nutrients, and other harmful pollutants being dumped into our water resources every year.

They are closing public comments on this issue very soon, so now is the time to tell the EPA that the American people oppose increases in water pollution from coal plants. The action only takes 30 seconds.