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Tell the EPA: It's Time to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency has determined time and again that greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change, damange the environment and harm public health -- by increasing heat-related deaths, contributing to respiratory health problems and worsening allergies.

Right now, the EPA is considering a set of rules that will be used to limit greenhouse gas emissions from big fossil fuel industries once and for all.

This is a critical moment. Big polluters will be pressuring the EPA to slow down the rulemaking process and issue weak, watered-down rules. That's why the EPA needs to hear from you, too.

Take action today to tell the EPA that a strong limit on greenhouse gas emissions is an important step toward America’s clean energy future. These new rules will complement the EPA’s other greenhouse gas reduction efforts and will encourage investment in clean, renewable energy technologies. 

Check out our open letter to the EPA in the "Letter" tab above. We encourage you to include your own stories about why fighting climate change and protecting our health is important to you, your family and your community -- just click "Add Personal Message" when you sign.

We'll collect all your comments and deliver them to the EPA before the March 18 deadline.

Letter to
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I am encouraged to hear the EPA is taking action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change and harm my health. I support your common sense efforts to limit pollution from the two largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, the fossil-fuel power plant and petroleum refining industries.

The EPA has determined that the effects of greenhouse gas emissions harm public health -- for example, by increasing heat-related deaths, contributing to respiratory health problems and worsening allergies. Greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change and jeopardize my health and the environment. It is the EPA’s duty to limit greenhouse gas emissions to protect my health, my community’s health and the health of future generations.

A limit on greenhouse gas emissions is an important step toward America’s clean energy future. These new rules will complement the EPA’s other greenhouse gas reduction efforts and will encourage investment in clean, renewable energy technologies.

I demand that the EPA swiftly develop these ‘New Source Performance Standard’ rules for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries and make the pollution limits as strong as possible.