Today, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan (CPP). Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S., issued the following statement praising the plan.
Today is an EXCITING day! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Clean Power Plan—the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This life-saving regulation has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to share this historic news with you.
The White House held its first ever summit on Climate Change and Public Health on June 23. The event brought together senior White House officials, health professionals, academics and other important stakeholders with the goal of providing communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change.
The League opposes H.R. 2042 introduced by Representative Whitfield (R-KY). This legislation would delay implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan and allow states to opt out of participating in the first ever national standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants.
The League joined other environmental partners on a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324. The legislation introduced by Senator Capito (R-WV) would dismantle the Clean Air Act and block the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324 sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The “Polluter Protection Act” will protect big polluters by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senate offices to discuss this legislation.
In 1970, the first Earth Day launched a long crusade to protect our beautiful natural resources through such legislation as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Forty-five years later, millions of Americans use Earth Day as a way to come together and celebrate the planet—and we have much to celebrate!