Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up carbon pollution from new and existing power plants
After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally proposed limits on carbon pollution from new power plants (an action granted by Congress under the Clean Air Act and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court). Currently, there are no national limits on coal plant carbon pollution, meaning the nation’s biggest polluters are allowed to dump unlimited amounts of industrial carbon pollution into the atmosphere.
Industrial carbon pollution makes smog worse and threatens the health of those who can least afford it—children and the elderly. Carbon pollution from power plants is also the single largest source of global warming pollution in the United States. Finalizing the EPA’s proposed limits is a critical part of protecting the health of our kids, families, and communities.
Americans support clean air
The American people support both the Clean Air Act and the EPA’s work to update and enforce clean air standards, including carbon and mercury pollution from power plants. In March, the American Lung Association found support across parties for new strict carbon standards in a national survey of likely voters.
Submit your comments
The EPA is now in the middle of a 60-day public comment period that allows citizens to comment on the proposed standards. Tell the EPA you support its work to protect our health with first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. So far, a record number of comments have been collected—over 2.1 million!
Please fill out the form below. Fresh Energy will hand-deliver your comments to the EPA before the comment period ends on June 25, 2012.
Dear EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson,
Attention: Docket ID #EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0660
Industrial carbon pollution from coal plants threatens the health of Americans by contributing to more severe heat waves, devastating floods, rising sea levels, and poor air quality. For children and the elderly, this increased smog makes it harder to breathe.
I urge the Environmental Protection agency to clean up carbon pollution from new and existing power plants because it will protect Americans’ health, spur investment in clean energy, and unleash American innovation.
I support a strong standard to limit carbon pollution from new and existing power plants.
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