Wield the sword of public comment.Our country is about to turn an important corner in the fight against climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to finalize the first-ever protections against carbon pollution from new power plants.These protections couldn’t be more important—and big polluters are fighting them at every step.
EPA is currently accepting public comments on the proposed safeguards. And they need to hear from you. Let EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy know you support limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.
EPA’s carbon standards will do more than fight climate change—they’ll help protect our health and safety. For communities of color and low-income Americans, who are more vulnerable to pollution-related illnesses and severe weather, these protections are especially important. Once the EPA finalizes the process to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, they will move forward to impact carbon pollution from existing power plants– taking historic measures to limit pollution from existing sources. Coal-fired power plants are our nation’s top source of carbon pollution, and are linked to tens of thousands of preventable heart attacks, asthma attacks, and premature deaths each year. Limiting carbon from new and existing power plants will save thousands of lives.
The EPA is sharing information with the public on their efforts to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. You can help by attending a listening session in your community.
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