Coal production is a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and harmful air toxics. Coal-fired power plants release over 40% of total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, making them the biggest contributor to human-made causes of global warming.
Yet there are current plans for building nearly 100 new coal-fired power plants across America.
Fortunately, U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts introduced a bill that would halt new coal-fired power plant construction until they have the capacity to capture 85% of the carbon emitted.
Tell your Congress representative to co-sponsor the Moratorium on Uncontrolled Power Plants Act. When the new Congress comes in, make sure this crucial bill is passed!
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