Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Representative Keith Ellison, and I started a petition to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, which says:
Climate change is real and is already causing harm. We are already seeing more extreme weather, and scientists predict we will continue to see more intense heat waves, more superstorms, and lower air quality from unchecked climate change.
And who is harmed most by this extreme weather? Those least able to cope: communities of color, who are more vulnerable to heat-related deaths and are also more likely to live near coal plants, contributing to higher asthma rates, as well as the poor, children, and the elderly.
It is time to fight back, and the Obama administration is doing just that. The EPA has taken a historic step and, for the first time ever, is proposing to limit carbon pollution from power plants, which emit 40% of U.S. carbon pollution. Power plants will be required to reduce their pollution 30% by 2030.
You can bet Big Coal will fight tooth and nail to stand in the way of a clean energy future. Congress itself is the last refuge for ignoring reality, with a whopping 160 climate science deniers who took nearly $60 million in dirty energy contributions.
With the forces of the status quo rallying, we need to have the EPA's back and stand up for bold action to control dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.
–Rep. Keith Ellison
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