Climate Change is Too Costly to Ignore

Tell the EPA to Limit Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Climate change is already happening, but it’s not too late to avoid the worst impacts.

Limiting carbon pollution from the largest sources is a good place to start. A third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are from power plants.

Climate change is already producing stronger storms, devastating droughts and runaway wildfires. All of these changes are coming with costs — costs that those dirty power plants have passed on to the rest of us. We pay more for food as droughts kill off crops and livestock, more for infrastructure repairs and more for health care as warmer climates allow diseases to spread and become more common (not to mention the health effects from air pollution).

The truth is — dirty energy is a bad deal for all of us.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finally working on rules to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Industry will fight back against doing the right thing, so we need to show the EPA that consumers are ready to make the smart choice.

I urge the Environmental Protection agency to place strict limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This step is essential to addressing the ongoing problem of climate change. Limiting carbon pollution will help protect consumers from escalating costs of adapting to and recovering from climate change impacts and will make the energy market more fair by reducing external costs from dirty energy sources.

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