Act now: Key opportunity to support carbon limits

Speak up for EPA's climate-protecting Clean Power Plan


The most important thing we can do to avert climate change is support the EPA’s newly proposed Clean Power Plan.

The standards outlined in the plan, for the first time ever, would limit carbon pollution from its largest source—power plants.

How to support Clean Power Plan

We must outmatch the noise of opponents and make sure these rules go on the books—as well as any climate-protecting legislation or policy changes.

To help: First, tell Congress hands off EPA’s carbon standards. Second, sign up for our email alerts, so you can send support each time it’s needed in this fight. We won’t share your address. (Read our privacy policy.)

More reasons to support limits

  • Boost clean energy: Limiting carbon pollution spurs new investments in energy efficiency and alternative power sources, hastening a cleaner, more nimble energy infrastructure.
  • Strong, common-sense protections: States will craft plans to meet the standards. They will have flexibility to tailor their plans to the characteristics and needs of their state—so long as they achieve equivalent or greater reductions in carbon pollution.
  • Unprecedented progress: The proposed standards represent a major step in fulfilling the U.S. Climate Action Plan and build upon standards EPA proposed last year—pollution limits on future power plants. With both sets of standards in place, the scale of progress is momentous.

For all these reasons, the rules are an essential piece of a broad strategy to avert the climate crisis.

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