Global warming is one of the biggest threats facing humanity today. Life as we know it is jeopardized by our continued dependence on fossil fuels for energy. We have a moral responsibility to address this crisis.
Power plants are the biggest source of global warming pollution in the U.S., but there are currently no limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can spew into our air.
However, the EPA has proposed first-ever standards for carbon pollution from new power plants. With these safeguards, new plants would be at least 60% cleaner than today's average coal plant.
But to make it happen, we urgently need your help.
Right now, the EPA is accepting public comments on these standards. Members of the faith community bring an important moral voice to the issue. Opponents like Big Coal will keep trying to weaken or block this rule in Congress, but a strong showing of support from all of us will help protect it.
It's our moral responsibility to act as good stewards and preserve life for future generations. Please join Interfaith Power & Light in telling the EPA to move forward with the proposed safeguards for new power plants.
Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495
Dear Administrator McCarthy,
As a person of faith, I believe it is our moral responsibility, for the benefit of our neighbors and children’s future, to care for all that has been entrusted to us.
I urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with the proposed safeguards for new power plants so that we can reduce carbon pollution as quickly as possible to address climate change, protect human health, and care for all of Creation.
The Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) community is working to make congregations models of energy stewardship and to lead by example. But our actions alone will not be enough, as power plants are responsible for 40% of carbon pollution.
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