Earlier this year, the Obama Administration finalized the Clean Power Plan, which protects public health, creates thousands of efficiency-related jobs, reduces electricity bills for Americans and delivers power reliably. Unfortunately, members of the House and Senate are attempting to permanently block this important regulation.
The Clean Power Plan developed, with the input of thousands of stakeholders, is the single biggest step we have ever taken to tackle climate change. It puts in place commonsense limits on carbon pollution from power plants and provides the flexibility states need to develop their own plans to meet pollution reduction targets. Congress seeks to undo all of the health and economic benefits of the Clean Power Plan and bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing similar standards in the future. Blocking these commonsense safeguards puts polluter profits before the health of our children. This means that Americans would continue to be exposed indefinitely to carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change.
The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the movement urging the Obama Administration to move forward with this life-saving regulation. League members have already submitted tens of thousands of comments to the EPA to ensure a strong final regulation, and we need you to raise your voices on this important issue yet again. Please join the League in urging your members of Congress to oppose these resolutions that put the health of our children and families at risk, threaten the quality of our air, and strip the EPA of the tools to address dangerous carbon pollution.