Following today’s EPA proposal of the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for new power plants, a coalition of environmental and progressive groups, supporting strong clean air standards, pledged their support for this important action.
Power plants are the largest source of dangerous carbon pollution in the United States and carbon pollution is the leading cause of climate change. Despite this, there are currently no federal limits on the carbon pollution power plants can release. But finally, the Obama Administration has promised to issue regulations controlling carbon pollution from new and existing power plants within the next two years.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation to curb industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. The regulation would help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases that cause climate change and endanger the health of millions of Americans.
This week we got the exciting news, that along with our coalition partners, we’ve collected nearly one million comments on the Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) new Industrial Carbon Regulation! Our coalition partners have already delivered these comments over and presented them to the EPA, but we’re not done yet – submit your comment today!