The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that will limit carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from power plants for the first time ever. The rule will lead to the elimination of 617 million metric tons of CO2 from 2028 to 2042, along with tens of thousands of tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). This rule will also reduce CO2 pollution from existing gas-fired power plants by an additional 214-407 million metric tons of CO2 between 2028-2042.
There are two public hearings scheduled on June 13th and 14th where you can make your voice heard about this vital rulemaking that will help the U.S. avoid approximately 1,300 premature deaths by 2030. Please click here to sign up to speak.
Clean Air Council will provide talking points to help you craft your testimony closer to the hearing date. Please email email@example.com or simply respond to this email in order to receive talking points. The deadline to sign-up to testify is June 6th.
While this EPA rule will reduce an enormous amount of climate-changing CO2 pollution, it still must be strengthened. For instance, the proposed rule exempts certain gas-fired power plants from having to comply with any carbon reduction standards. Your activism will have an impact on the final form of this rule.
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Joseph Otis Minott, Esq.
Executive Director and Chief Counsel