This week, people across the world will honor our environment and celebrate Earth Day. The League of Women Voters has long fought battles to protect clean air and water, prevent harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change, and inform the public of what they can do to get involved in the ongoing battle to protect public health and the environment.
Earlier this year, the EPA published a groundbreaking proposal, creating the first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. Power plants are our single largest source of carbon pollution – if adopted, this proposal would be a game changer for the climate.
The unlimited dumping of carbon pollution is the chief cause of climate change – that means more frequent and violent storms and extreme weather events. Reducing the amount of carbon pollution from power plants is a life-saving measure that will protect our children, our nation and the world.
Corporate polluters are already doing everything they can to block this important health protection. Join with the millions of Americans who have told the EPA to put people before polluters and protect our children and future generations from the disastrous effects of climate change.