What’s happening: (New York Times)
“The Trump administration has hailed its overhaul of federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants as creating new jobs, eliminating burdensome government regulations and ending what President Trump has long described as a “war on coal.” The administration’s own analysis, however, revealed on Tuesday that the new rules could also lead to as many as 1,400 premature deaths annually by 2030 from an increase in the extremely fine particulate matter that is linked to heart and lung disease, up to 15,000 new cases of upper respiratory problems, a rise in bronchitis, and tens of thousands of missed school days.”
What you can do:
✓ Find a September 8 #RiseforClimate event near you. The events coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit, where every mayor, governor, and business leader in the world is invited to make a commitment to help the world reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Share your voice here.