Stand Up to Big Polluters and Support the EPA's Action on Climate Change
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EPA Administrator McCarthy

Stand Up to Big Polluters and Support the EPA's Action on Climate Change

    1. Sponsored by

      League of Conservation Voters

The Obama administration has proposed a critical plan to limit the industrial carbon pollution from new power plants that contributes to global warming. But if the Koch brothers, the coal industry and congressional climate change deniers have their way, polluters will continue to have free rein to dump unlimited amounts of harmful global warming pollution into the air.

By submitting a public comment to the EPA today, your voice will be part of the official record. Don’t miss the chance to help make a historic impact on the fight for our planet’s future -- fill out your information here to submit your public comment in support of this critical climate change action now.

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    • Kirsten Mueller MEDFORD, OR
      • 7 months ago

      This is our home, and we are slowly, but surely destroying it. Why kill of nature because of our own selfish greed? We only have one home and the human race has become so ignorant & egotistical to think we own it. We are like every other creature on this planet. You're killing other creature's homes. & our home too. It's truly saddening.

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    • Susie Renfrow NEW HAVEN, IN
      • 7 months ago

      Standing up to big polluters is important to me because my daughter has asthma and I don't want my grand kids to develop lung diseases either.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park / Congo

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    • LJ Tanaka SB, CA
      • 7 months ago

      They're Monopolies that charge whatever they want, Poison our air&land,& have their hands SoDeep in Americans pockets4$that it's like gettin'a proctology exam 24/7 & they're actually Giving us Cancer w/ their effluviants :(

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    • Nancy Chismar EDISON, NJ
      • 7 months ago

      Stop the Madness if you want a home planet.

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