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. With support from grassroots activists like you, those regulations can become a reality.
Ensuring these regulations move forward is not just the President’s job; it must be done in partnership with the U.S. Senate because the Senate can block the President’s actions. Tell your Senators to put people before polluters.
Reducing the amount of carbon pollution from power plants is a life-saving measure that will protect our children, our nation and the world from the devastating effects of climate change. Last spring over three million comments were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The public is very strongly in favor of reducing the deadly effects that carbon pollution has on the health of our children and our environment.
Send a note to your Senators, and encourage them to stand up to big polluters. Tell your Senators to support life-saving measures to protect our children and nation.
Polluters will stop at nothing to kill these life-saving regulations, and the Senate must stand strong to support their constituents. Join me and ask your Senators to support the Obama Administration’s plan to cut carbon pollution. The health of our country and the world depend on it.
Yours in the Fight,
President, League of Women Voters