Imagine if we didn’t have seatbelt or car safety standards in place to reduce the dangers of car crashes, the leading cause of unintentional death to children? Or what if society made no effort to curb tobacco use, the single most preventable cause of disease? Well, we didn’t always have these important standards and guidelines. It took the work of many advocates to bring them about.
Now our country has the chance to help slow climate change by placing common sense limits on carbon pollution from power plants – the single largest source of climate pollution in the United States.
Right now, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding public listening sessions across the country to solicit input on carbon pollution standards for new power plants, an important first step in protecting public health and reducing carbon pollution. Millions of Americans and numerous organizations, including businesses, health, environmental groups, Latino and women’s groups, among others, support strong carbon limits for power plants.
It will take all of us to make this a reality. We know the risks of climate change. We know what generates these risks. And we know what it will take to mitigate these risks. It’s time for common sense standards on the single largest source of climate pollution in the U.S.
The EPA is ready to listen to your climate change story. Why do you support strong carbon standards for power plants?