A group of concerned mothers and their children will descend on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to rally for stronger protections from climate change.
Moms Clean Air Force is organizing a “play-in” for climate action near the Capitol building, where they will draw attention to upcoming methane regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency.
“This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids,” the group says.
“Moms know that kids can’t sit still, so we are ditching a traditional sit-in and having our second annual play-in,” it added.
The EPA is preparing to levy new methane regulations once the White House’s Office of Management and Budget signs off on the proposal. The rules could come later this summer.
The mothers are calling for the strongest possible methane regulations to protect against pollution from the oil and gas industry.
The group is concerned about what it says is a rise in methane pollution that can have harmful effects on children’s health, particularly near homes, schools and parks.
In addition to Tuesday's “family-friendly” protest, the group is also sponsoring a new advertising campaign to push for stronger climate protections from methane.