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Fight Back Against Climate-Destroying Carbon Pollution

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The Sierra Club's mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.

About the Petition

We've known for decades that carbon wrecks our health and our climate, and power plants are one of our nation's top sources. Their pollution fuels climate disruption—it makes wildfires burn hotter and droughts last longer. Warm summer weekends become scorching heat waves, and floods become disasters. Unlimited carbon pollution means more smog, more asthma attacks, and more climate disruption.  

And there's literally no limit to how much carbon polluters are allowed to dump into our air.  

The EPA is getting ready to finalize the first-ever protections against carbon pollution from new power plants, and you can make sure these new safeguards get across the finish line.  

Join the 3.2 million voices that have already asked the EPA to protect our communities from carbon pollution.

To: Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, President Barack Obama

Along with all 2.1 million Sierra Club members and supporters, I urge you to move forward with the strongest-possible safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from new coal- and gas-burning power plants. 

Carbon pollution is the main contributor to climate disruption and is linked to life-threatening air pollution like asthma-inducing smog, making it a serious hazard to Americans' health and future. Power plants are some of our nation's top sources of this dangerous pollutant.  

While standards for gas plants will need to be strengthened, I strongly support the new standards to clean up dangerous carbon pollution from new coal power plants. Coal plants are the source of an enormous proportion of the climate pollution facing our nation, and as we continue the transition to clean energy solutions, it's vital that our communities are protected from that pollution. The proposed standards for coal plants are an important and necessary step. 

More than 3.2 million comments were submitted calling for the EPA to take climate action during 2012. Please add my name to that list of Americans who are ready for our government to protect our families, our communities, and our climate from dangerous and destructive carbon pollution.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Supporters

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    Anthony Lo Baugh
    San Francisco, CA
    25 minutes ago
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    Dolores De Vries
    Vista, CA
    4 hours ago
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    Anonymous
    Fountain Valley, CA
    4 hours ago
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    Erika Klein
    Barrington, RI
    7 hours ago
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    Lilly Hawthorne
    Coden, AL
    9 hours ago
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    Jennifer Haney
    Cascade, VA
    10 hours ago
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    Berny Pall
    Shanghai,
    11 hours ago
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    Miltiadis Sidiropoulos
    Greece
    15 hours ago
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    Gary Roberts
    Mount Wolf, PA
    18 hours ago
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    Kathleen Weary
    Canada
    19 hours ago
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    Minkie Amoroso
    Milford, CT
    21 hours ago
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    Donna Creagh
    Long Beach, NY
    21 hours ago
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    Noreen Farrell
    Pittsburgh, PA
    22 hours ago
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    Chad Barrett
    Fort Collins, CO
    22 hours ago

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