Pygmy rabbits are as adorable as they are diminutive - they weigh less than one pound! But their small size doesn't help them as their habitat shrinks.
Warmer temperatures as well as more intense and frequent wildfires are reducing their sagebrush habitat and may drive this species to higher elevations. At the same time, lower levels of snowfall and a reduced snowpack threaten their strategy for escaping dangerous predators -- by burrowing through the snow -- and leaves them exposed, without cover.
In order to save this runt-like rabbit, we need to combat climate change immediately.
The EPA has proposed a landmark standard for climate pollution from new power plants. This standard will help end dirty energy as we know it and keep animals like the pygmy rabbit safe from climate change.
We know that industry leaders and their friends in Congress will be attacking it at any moment -- and we need our voices to rise up louder than theirs. Tell the EPA you support its proposal to help curb climate pollution and save the pygmy rabbits' habitat!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I strongly support the EPA's proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
Fossil fuel burning power plants are the single largest source of dangerous carbon pollution in our nation and one of the largest in the world. And it's NOT responsible for the U.S. to have NO limits on carbon pollution from power plants!
EPA's proposed clean air standards limiting dangerous carbon pollution from coal- and gas-fired power plants will protect public health, fight climate change, and help our economy by sparking innovation in clean energy technologies.
[Your comments here]
We must protect human health, the environment and our economy from dangerous carbon pollution.
Our communities, our families and our children are counting on your leadership.
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