Hurricane Sandy was so big and so powerful that it damaged more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges -- flooding crucial habitats of many coastal bird species, including endangered Atlantic Coast piping plovers, which depend upon the shorelines affected by Sandy for breeding habitat.
Scientists are warning that superstorms like Sandy could become more and more frequent as global temperatures continue to increase -- and that we must reduce the pollution causing climate change now.
Right now, President Obama has the power to implement pollution limits and stop new coal fired power plants from spewing unlimited carbon pollution into our air.
Help protect crucial habitat for piping plovers and other at-risk species by urging President Obama to implement limits on carbon pollution from coal-burning power plants.
Dear President Obama,
Subject: Finalize Carbon Standard for Future Power Plants
Thank you for your leadership towards reducing carbon pollution and investing in a cleaner energy future for our country. Now is the time to address climate change.
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Please finalize the carbon limits for new coal-fired power plants, and move forward on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants and other sources.
The tragic scenes unfolding across the 19 states impacted by Superstorm Sandy have reignited Americans' concern about climate change. Poll after poll has shown the public awakening to climate change's role in exacerbating and accelerating extreme weather.
Your leadership is critical to addressing the unfolding climate crisis today, because we all know the next extreme weather event is just around the corner.
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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