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    Tell EPA: We Don’t Want a Dirty Power Scam

     

    Here’s the reality: Seven out of 10 Americans know our climate is changing and want our leaders to act. So why is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) looking to do just the opposite – weakening America’s Clean Power Plan with a proposed replacement rule that, according to EPA’s own analysis, could lead to 1,400 premature deaths every year? It’s a Dirty Power Scam.

    Backed by powerful oil, coal, and natural gas companies, acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler (a former coal lobbyist) has proposed replacing America’s Clean Power Plan with this much weaker rule. This new rule would allow Big Polluters to keep poisoning our air and destroying our climate – regardless of what it means for everyday citizens or the future of our planet.  

    Now is the time to support critical climate change safeguards and keep building a clean energy economy that works for all Americans. Add your name to fight back against the Dirty Power Scam – and demand that EPA puts people before polluters.

    Dear acting Administrator Wheeler,

    We strongly oppose replacing the Clean Power Plan with the weaker Affordable Clean Energy Rule.

    Poll after poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans want the government to confront the climate crisis head-on by shifting from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. When EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan, over 4.3 million Americans spoke up to support it. 

    The message couldn’t be any clearer: We want a clean energy economy. 

    The Clean Power Plan is an example of the federal government listening to the American people and taking action. By replacing it with this new, weaker rule, we allow carbon pollution and toxic emissions from the power sector to continue driving climate change and causing health issues for the most vulnerable among us. And we compromise the continued growth of the booming clean energy and efficiency industry that already employs 3.2 million Americans – more than oil, coal, and gas combined.

    The EPA’s mission is to “protect human health and the environment” – and we need acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to live up to that solemn responsibility.

    A clean energy economy is good for our planet, our families, and our health. We strongly oppose replacing the Clean Power Plan with this weaker rule and call on EPA to act on climate for the sake of all Americans.

    Sincerely, 

    This comment period ended on October 31, 2018. Please visit Climate Reality's homepage for more ways you can take action.