What is the problem?
- Nearly half the world's population cooks over open fires or polluting, unsafe stoves, using wood, agricultural waste, dung, or coal. Smoke causes respiratory illnesses and death, especially among women and children.
- The black carbon soot emitted causes air pollution, melts glaciers and snowfields, and contributes to climate change. A recent Pontifical Academy of Sciences Report, The Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene, called for such action as a key way to protect health of the poor and vulnerable, to preserve water supplies, and to reduce climate change.
Call our CT Senators; ask them to co-sponsor this bill:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal: 860-258-6940
Sen. Chris Murphy: 860-549-8463
Visit www.collins.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/3 for more information.