Posted on October 1, 2015
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Washington, D.C. – Today President Obama will announce an updated rule on ozone pollution regulations. The Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life, issued the following statement in response:
The new ozone regulation is a necessary step in the move towards emission reductions and mitigating climate disruption. Ozone emissions create smog that affects the air we breathe and disproportionately impacts the poor and the vulnerable in our communities. However, this new ozone standard is insufficient to the task of adequately protecting people in the United States from the negative health consequences of smog.
COEJL has been an initiative of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs since 1993 and serves as the Jewish partner in the National Religious Partnership on the Environment. Today, COEJL’s priorities are to mobilize the Jewish community to address the climate crisis through advocacy for appropriate legislation as well as action to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions.