Monday, December 28, 2009

Deadline TODAY: Obama needs your help

Dear MoveOn member,

Today is the last day for us to show support for one of President Obama's biggest steps to fight climate change: enforcing pollution limits on dirty coal plants.

So far, over 300,000 people have signed petitions in favor of the plan. Can you help us reach 400,000 by the end of today? Click here to add your name to the petition:

If we hit our goal, this will be one of the biggest responses the EPA has ever gotten. (The EPA is the agency that would enforce the pollution limits.) It'll really show that the American people are behind President Obama when it comes to clean energy jobs and global warming. Check out our original email below to learn more.

Thanks for all you do.

–Steven, Marika, Laura, Anna, and the rest of the team

Clicking here will add your name to the petition:
"I support President Obama's plan to enforce limits on global warming pollution from coal plants and other big polluters under the Clean Air Act."

Sign the petition
Dear MoveOn member,

President Obama recently proposed that for the first time in history the Environmental Protection Agency will enforce global warming pollution limits under the Clean Air Act. The biggest polluters like coal plants and refineries would finally have to do something to cut down their pollution.1

But Big Oil and Coal are standing in the way because they don't want to do anything to clean up.2

The EPA is accepting public comments on Obama's plan for just a few more days. They read these comments very closely to determine if there's enough public support to go ahead. And we can be sure the right wing is sending lots of comments opposing the plan.

We can show them that the public is supporting this if enough of us act. Can you take a minute to sign our petition? Clicking here will add your name:

The petition says: "I support President Obama's plan to enforce limits on global warming pollution from coal plants and other big polluters under the Clean Air Act."

President Obama's proposal would not only help clean up the environment, but also create jobs by making factories and power plants more efficient and helping green technologies like wind and solar.3 And it's long overdue—President Bush refused to enforce these provisions of the Clean Air Act at all, even after the Supreme Court ordered him to do so.4

But the right wing is trying to stop President Obama from taking any action at all on global warming, and they're using every dirty trick in the book.

Last month, they stole the personal emails of climate scientists in England and took a few words out of context to smear these respected researchers.5 Now they're attacking President Obama for even showing up in Copenhagen.6

The good news is that President Obama so far has stood strong, and his proposal to finally act on the Clean Air Act's global warming pollution limits is a big step in the right direction.

We need to show that the American people support President Obama's efforts to fight global warming. You can help by signing our petition urging the Obama administration not to back down. Clicking here will add your name:

Thank you for all you do.

–Steven, Marika, Laura, Anna, and the rest of the team


1. "Time to Speak Out Against the Biggest Polluters," Grist, November 17, 2009

2. "Lobby Groups to Use Town Hall Tactics to Oppose Climate Bill," The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2009

3. "The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy," Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, June 18, 2009

4. "Justices Say E.P.A. Has Power to Act on Harmful Gases," The New York Times, April 3, 2007

5. "Science not faked, but not pretty," Associated Press, December 12, 2009

6. "Sarah Palin on the politicization of the Copenhagen climate conference," The Washington Post, December 9, 2009

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