Dear Environmental Protection Agency,
I’m writing to support the carbon pollution standards for new power plants.
Carbon pollution is being dumped into our atmosphere at unprecedented and unregulated rates, and it’s costing us. We’re paying in dollars, in lives, in jobs, in lifestyles -- truly in every way imaginable.
Because of this unchecked carbon pollution, I’m living in a world of extreme, erratic weather. In 2013 alone our precious planet was subject to biblical flooding, unprecedented wildfire, crippling drought, devastating super storms, and so much more. I don’t want to leave that behind for future generations.
If carbon pollution continues unchecked, my children face a future of extreme weather, worsening health, food insecurity, and a bleak economy. I refuse to sacrifice their future when clean, renewable alternatives are readily available.
Today, power plants have limits on emissions of mercury, sulfur, arsenic, cyanide, soot, and lead, but there are no federal limits on carbon pollution that is responsible for climate change. This must end, and your limits on carbon pollution from new power plants are an important first step.
Thank you for recognizing the cost we’re all paying for carbon pollution, and for taking necessary steps to protect future generations of Americans, and people just like me.
The Climate Reality Project
As you already know, carbon pollution is driving climate change, transforming our weather, disrupting our lives, and threatening our future.
We cannot afford to live in a world with unregulated, unchecked carbon pollution like we do today. The fact is 40 percent of the carbon pollution emitted in the U.S. comes from power plants -- and that's just too much.
But here's the thing: we can do something about it. Today.
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a groundbreaking new standard to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, helping ensure a safer, cleaner, and healthier future for us all. It's one of the most important climate policy developments in the United States in decades. But with Big Oil and Big Coal fighting hard -- and fighting nasty -- to undermine the standard, it won't stand without your support.
Please, sign our petition to tell the EPA we need to make carbon pollution history.