EPA Wants To Hear From You

BY ON November 5, 2013

cartoon of two men looking out a window at a landscape of polluting power plants. Caption reads "breathtaking, isn't it?"

At MCAF, we often ask: Do Big Oil, Gas, and Coal CEO’s have children? Do politicians who support subsidies for these dirty energy companies, delay votes and then vote down clean air regulations have children? Seems daunting to us if they do — and of course, many do!

Earlier this year, Marcia Yerman wrote about a new ad campaign from ExxonMobil Hates Your Children. They ask us to: “Imagine if your government gave a company a sweet deal to build your local playground. Then, that company dumped toxic waste underneath where your kids play everyday, just because it was the most profitable thing for them to do.”

Now imagine that electricity plants running on coal produce more than a quarter of US carbon pollution…and there are absolutely no limits on carbon pollution. That’s what’s happening and we think it’s plain wrong. We think it’s time to clean up this mess by cutting down greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the only way to slow global warming. Fortunately, the EPA has proposed new rules that would place limits on carbon pollution from dirty power plants and they want to hear from you!

3 Things You Can Do:

  1. SPEAK UP The EPA has set up listening sessions around the country to hear – from you – what it should do about our changing climate. It is so important that many of us speak up because it’s one of the most significant ways our President can reduce our nation’s carbon dioxide emissions.
  2. SIGN UP HERE for these EPA Listening Sessions: Dallas, TX: November 7 Seattle, WA: November 7 Washington, DC: November 7 Chicago, IL: November 8 Philadelphia, PA: November 8
  3. CONTACT US at climatevoices@momscleanairforce.org to learn more, get help with registering, or get help with preparing your comments.

Cartoon: Danny Shanahan


TOPICS: Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA