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 With strong carbon pollution protections, we can move off of outdated and dirty coal-fired power plants.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!
- Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa P. Jackson
Because of your leadership, Americans now have protections against mercury and other toxic power plant pollutants. Thank you for standing up for clean air and protecting our families! Our work is not over and we need you to continue fighting to hold polluters accountable for their dangerous emissions.
Carbon pollution is the main contributor to climate disruption and is linked to life-threatening air pollution like the smog that triggers asthma attacks, making it a serious hazard to Americans' health and future. There are currently no limits on the amount of this pollution that dirty power plants can spew into our air.
I strongly support the anticipated New Source Performance Standards, which would begin to address this growing problem.
By setting up carbon pollution protections, the EPA is moving forward to clean up and modernize the way we power our country -- a move that will equal healthier kids, families and workers, while creating much-needed jobs and fighting climate disruption.
We need strong protections from carbon pollution today!
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