Cement plants emit vast quantities of fine particle pollution, a major cause of premature death. The EPA's health protections will cut this particle pollution by 92 percent, a reduction that will save the lives of as many as 2,500 Americans every year and reduce heart attacks, hospitalizations and lost days at work.
The value of these health benefits will be as much as $18 billion each year—about $20 in health benefits for every $1 the rule will cost the cement industry.
The cement industry didn't elect our members of Congress. We did. Tell your representatives in Washington, D.C. to support public health and your right to breathe clean air by rejecting the cement industry's attempts to rob the public of these life-saving protections.
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