Petition statement to be delivered to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency


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To be delivered to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Petition Statement

I oppose EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s dangerous proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. We need the EPA to strengthen safeguards that ensure clean air and a healthy climate, not tear them away. We want the EPA to protect us from the harmful pollution that is driving climate change. We need the EPA to live up to its mission to “protect human health and the environment,” not let corporate polluters put our health at risk.

I support the Clean Power Plan, which sets commonsense limits on otherwise unlimited carbon pollution from power plants and encourages the development of clean, renewable energy. Administrator Pruitt is undermining public health protections against pollution, including the Clean Power Plan, and putting us all at risk. Our nation deserves clean air, clean water, a healthy climate and an EPA that puts public health first.
There are currently 300 signatures. NEW goal - We need 400 signatures!

Petition Background

Today, the Trump Administration made a catastrophic step backward and announced it is repealing our country’s largest effort to stop climate change—the Clean Power Plan. This plan is the country’s first-ever federal carbon pollution limits for our nation’s electric power plants.

By repealing the CPP, we are starting over. We don’t have the time. We can’t slow down. We’re in a race against disaster. Instead we need to strengthen the current Clean Power Plan and recognize that the climate science is correct—anything less would be a step back.

Pruitt’s action to begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan is unacceptable. We need this vital, commonsense safeguard that will greatly reduce the United States’ largest source of carbon emissions. Tell the EPA to enforce the Clean Power Plan and defend our communities’ right to clean energy and a healthy future.

Pruitt’s announcement cements his guiding environmental principle: Prop up the dying fossil fuel industry at any cost. This industry poisons the air and water of our most vulnerable communities while we watch the immediate impacts of climate change in real time. Our ocean is turning into a pressure cooker for hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma and Maria, which collectively have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands.

We don’t have time to sit this fight out until the political winds shift in our favor. We need to tackle our climate crisis now. Demand that the Clean Power Plan remain in place—and tell the EPA to double down on our commitment to a clean energy future.

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