Despite the historically warm winters, killer heat waves and droughts, and 100-year storms that have swept this country in recent years, there are still no limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants are allowed to spew into the air. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the US.
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has finally proposed a rule to change this. These new carbon pollution limits are critical to stopping climate change. Unfortunately, to be as effective as possible, this rule needs to be strengthened significantly.
EPA's first ever rule limiting carbon pollution -- known as the Carbon Pollution Standard -- applies only to unlikely-to-be-built, new coal-fired power plants. It is riddled with loopholes allowing new sources of pollution and does nothing to reduce carbon pollution from existing sources.
EPA is now accepting public comments on the rule. As they weigh public reaction, we need to show EPA that we want them to close the loopholes, finalize this rule, and get to work on existing sources of carbon pollution.
Tell the EPA: We need strong legal limits to protect us from existing and future sources of carbon pollution.