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Support Clean Air Standards and Fight Climate Change
  • Petitioned Environmental Protection Agency

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Environmental Protection Agency

Support Clean Air Standards and Fight Climate Change

    1. Sponsored by

      Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate change is a result of too much carbon. Scientists know that certain gases trap heat and act like a blanket to warm the planet. One of the most important of these gases is carbon dioxide. When we burn gasoline to drive our cars or burn coal, oil, or gas to heat our homes and power our lives, we release carbon dioxide, which is now overloading our atmosphere.

The science is clear—the Earth is warming and human activity has a significant part in it. Because global warming presents a danger to public health—from worsening ozone pollution to extreme weather events like heavy rain and floods—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required under the Clean Air Act to set standards to limit carbon emissions.

On March 27, 2012, the EPA released standards to reduce carbon emissions from new power plants and is now accepting public comments. The new EPA carbon standards are a critical step to reducing the effects of global warming and protecting public health. Strong standards will save lives and contribute to a much-needed transition to a clean energy economy—but the EPA needs to hear from you!

Submit your comment to the EPA today.

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    1. Reached 20,000 signatures

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    • Angel Zamarron EDWARDS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      instead of having big factorys that burn coal so that all of us can get our power we could buy solar panels to get our power...and not pollute the air

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    • Daniel Dorfman PORTLAND, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      "You want cleaner air and water? How dare you! That's burdensome over-regulation that'll strangle our economy!"

      We've heard the same tired argument against everything from seat belts to lead paint bans in toys. How many times will the corporations cry wolf just to make an extra penny?

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    • Robert Behring CARMEL, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      More solar power now!

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    • Chase Dorway MIAMI, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      What I normally tell people who are against this is "would it hurt?"

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    • Eric Smith SOMERSET, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Climate change is REAL! Environmental Pollution is REAL! We can fix both by addressing the cause...

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