Fwd: Tell the EPA: Cut carbon pollution from power plants
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:45:48 -0800 (PST)
Some more 'click' advocacy from CREDO Action.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Elijah Zarlin, CREDO Action <act [at] credoaction.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM
Subject: Tell the EPA: Cut carbon pollution from power plants
To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>

   [image: CREDO action]  *Deadline Monday: Tell President Obama and the
EPA: Cut carbon pollution from power plants*

*President Obama is running out of time to pass a strong rule limiting
carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA is accepting comments until
Monday on the first of these rules, which is already far too weak. Submit a
comment now urging the Obama administration to urgently pass strong rules
to limit carbon pollution from new and existing power plants.*
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Dear Scott,
  [image: Stop Carbon Pollution]

Power plants are the largest single source of U.S. global warming
pollution, responsible for nearly 40% of our emissions. Limiting this
pollution is hands down one of the most important things President Obama
can do in his presidency.

But despite his repeated commitments, the president is running out of time
to get it done in his second term.

After years of delays and weakening revisions, the president and EPA are
still working to finalize a rule to limit pollution from new, unbuilt
plants, which must be completed before they introduce the much more
important rule on existing power plant pollution.

Right now, the EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed rules â
making this our best chance to demand the EPA pass a carbon rule that
regulates existing power plants in addition to new ones.

*Tell President Obama and the EPA: We need the strongest possible rules to
limit carbon pollution from new AND existing power plants. Click here to
send your comment

These carbon rules have been required by law under the Clean Air Act since
2009. And with global atmospheric CO2 concentration breaching 400 parts per
million for the first time in recorded human history last year, the rules
can't come too soon. At this point in our fight against climate change, we
need to be pushing the president on a different kind of "all of the above"
strategy, one that not only focuses on stopping the Keystone XL pipeline,
but also ensures that we pass strong rules on carbon pollution.

Unfortunately, the rule currently under consideration does nothing to
reduce our existing pollution, and actually does allow new sources of
carbon pollution to be built. While the rule is strong enough to make it
very difficult for new coal plants to be built without a lot of technical
advancement, the standards for natural gas plants are practically met by
the majority of plants already, so this rule does nothing to reduce the
demand for fracking and new natural gas plants.

President Obama is clearly caught between his own rhetoric about limiting
carbon pollution, and the unending pressure from the fossil fuel industry.
But with only a few years remaining in his presidency, and years of
difficult rulemaking ahead if he's going to be successful in making history
with carbon rules with teeth, the president needs to stop the delays, and
do everything in his power to implement stronger rules as soon as possible.

*The public comment period on the rules is only open for a few more days -
tell the president that he simply cannot drag his feet anymore, and he
should immediately implement strong carbon rules to limit pollution from
both existing and unbuilt power plants. Click the link below to send your
comment now.*


Thanks for taking a stand against carbon pollution,

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working

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