Tell the EPA: Set limits for Big Coal and corporate polluters
  • Petitioned Lisa P. Jackson

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Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa P. Jackson

Tell the EPA: Set limits for Big Coal and corporate polluters

    1. Sponsored by

      Sierra Club

President Obama's EPA is about to make history on climate by proposing federal limits on carbon pollution for power plants -- pollution that is linked to climate disruption.

We all know the devastation of 2011's record breaking extreme weather events -- from Texas' worst wildfire season in history to a terrible string of deadly tornadoes in the Midwest. As the Earth warms, severe weather events are becoming our new normal.

Yet even as the EPA moves forward, corporate polluters like the infamous Koch Brothers, align against us.

Together, let's push back against the polluter agenda by sending hundreds of thousands of messages to the EPA in support of strong industrial carbon pollution protections!

We can't take this climate victory for granted. The Koch Brothers have been quietly using their billions for years to undermine efforts to address carbon pollution and climate disruption -- all so they can continue raking in record profits and spew unchecked pollution into our air.

Just recently, we learned that one Koch funded organization, the Heartland Institute, is even going so far as to push a curriculum based on climate denial nonsense in our schools.

Koch can't buy the truth. When we're united, we're a more powerful force than all the corporate polluters and their money. We beat them last year on major life-saving mercury protections -- and we'll do it again and again until we get climate pollution under control. We'll challenge them at every level -- in the media, in our communities, and in the halls of government. Together, we can create a future that is cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Join me in ensuring the EPA fights climate disruption and protects our families from industrial carbon pollution from coal and other power plants.

The stakes are high -- whether you are concerned about rising sea levels in Brooklyn, water supplies in California, or more severe storms in the Midwest, there is no doubt that our way of life is at risk.

But there is hope. Together, we can take on Big Coal. With strong carbon pollution protections, we can move off of outdated and dirty coal-fired power plants. Our country has 21st century clean energy technologies. It's time to use them.

It's time for a change: let the EPA know Americans stand behind strong industrial climate pollution protections!

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    • BRENDA BOLTON MOBILE, UNITED STATES
      • 17 days ago

      How does one "sign" this unintentionally? I absolutely intended to sign it. Coal is 19th century energy that has advanced the destruction of the earth and must be replaced with sustainable energy sources. Coal companies who have ruined the health of generations of coal miners in their greed should be forced to pay for all current workers to transition to equal-paying, healthy income sources.

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    • albertine harris BILLERICA, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago
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    • albertine harris BILLERICA, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      its a campaign for clean air

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    • Matthew Cromer ANDERSON, SC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Coal may be cheap, but how long before we learn CHEAP USUALLY ISN'T GOOD. Alternatives may be expensive, but we can't put a price on our environment...it's all we have.

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    • Carter Hurt FRANKLIN, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      There's only one Earth, and we need it. We won't be the last to need it either.

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