Yesterday, Sierra Club leader and Mom Jill Boogren and her children stopped by Senator Klobuchar’s office before school to deliver 4,000 postcards calling on Senators Klobuchar and Franken to champion strong EPA health protections. Jill said at the delivery, “We love camping, and whether we’re canoeing in the Boundary Waters or enjoying our state parks, we love to fish. Trouble is, because of high mercury levels, we’re restricted in the number of fish we should eat.” The postcards Jill and her children delivered call on the Senators to work with EPA to hold corporate polluters accountable and create clean energy jobs.
Minnesotans are calling on the Senators to champion strong health protections as the Environmental Protection Agency is considering rules that could protect Americans from toxic mercury and lead, dangerous smog, and global warming. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of those pollutants.
The Sierra Club’s Stop Polluters campaign is engaging Minnesotans from International Falls to Pipestone; but Big Coal is fighting back. They are asking for delays and weaker health standards from every level of government. Join the campaign as a Healthkeeper to push back! Our Healthkeepers commit to getting 30 of their neighbors to sign the Stop Polluter petition, so we can keep building this movement.
Jill Boogren’s story was recently featured on the national Sierra Club’s website. Read more about Jill at http://www.sierraclub.org/stoppolluters/.