Stop Leaded Aviation Fuel From Poisoning the Air

Target: Michael S. Regan, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Call on the EPA to uphold their promise to phase out leaded aviation fuel.

Aviation fuel is the main source of lead emissions in the air. While leaded fuel was phased out in 1996 for most uses, it is still regularly used in over 170,000 planes and helicopters across the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency made the promise to begin legal action in 2018 that would bring about the end of aviation fuel containing lead. To date, they have failed to do so, and millions of Americans are being poisoned on a daily basis because of the EPA’s negligence.

Children are particularly at risk from this fuel. The heavy metal-laden residue has been proven to be extremely harmful to their developing nervous system and brain. Not to mention the respiratory damage caused to young and old alike.

Sign this petition to call out the EPA for their willful neglect of this issue, and urge them to end the use of lead-based fuel once and for all.


Dear Mr. Regan,

The EPA has long since determined that lead-based fuel causes detrimental damage to the developing brain and nervous system of children. It also causes severe respiratory issues in both children and adults. Yet hundreds of thousands of aircraft fly over America every day and spew these toxic fumes into the air.

Your agency made the commitment to begin the long legal process of phasing out lead aviation fuel in 2018, yet the EPA has not fulfilled its promise. I urge you to take immediate and decisive action in this matter and protect the health and future of millions of children across the United States.

Help make our air cleaner and ban lead aviation fuel.


[Your Name Here]

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