Take action: Tell Texas Officials to Drop the Anti-Clean Air Agenda Early this year, close to twenty Texas counties received a grade of "F" from the American Lung Association for ozone pollution—up from 15 counties in 2013. Ozone—linked to premature deaths, increased asthma attacks, and other severe respiratory illnesses—is one of the most harmful air pollutants on the planet. But some Texas officials are behind an effort to PREVENT a stronger public health standard for ozone. Take action today, and tell your representative to drop the anti-clean air agenda. Recipients Targeted recipients based on your address Message * Subject: Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I am writing today to ask you to drop any attempts to weaken much-needed stronger public health standards for ozone pollution. Earlier this year, close to twenty Texas counties received a grade of "F" from the American lung association for ozone pollution (up from 15 counties in 2013). Ozone is one of the most ubiquitous and harmful air pollutants on the planet and has been linked to premature deaths, increased asthma attacks, and other severe respiratory illnesses, as well as increased emergency room and hospital admissions. It poses an especially serious risk to our most vulnerable citizens--children, seniors, and those with lung diseases like asthma and bronchitis. There is no reason to fight stronger standards for ozone pollution. In an analysis by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the agency has demonstrated that Houston's GDP has actually increased while ozone concentrations have gone down. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency's cost-benefit analysis, covering a 30 year time span, shows that the Clean Air Act has returned benefits 30 times greater than the cost of implementation. Industry has proven time and time again that it has the ingenuity to innovate and increase profits without sacrificing clean air for our communities and families. We are counting on your leadership. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive regular email updates from EDF Action.