More than four million voices have already spoken out in support of cracking down on climate pollution from new power plants.
Now the EPA is getting ready to take a big step. If we want to make progress in the climate fight, our nation’s existing, aging, and inefficient power plants are the problem. That’s why it’s such a big deal that the EPA just proposed safeguards against carbon pollution from those existing plants.
This is the beginning of what could be the biggest climate fight in history. Fossil fuel billionaires are mobilizing like never before. They’re already sending their lobbyists to Washington and spreading their fear-mongering talking points on Fox News. You’ll see their misleading ads on TV and hear them on the radio.1
The billionaires that are bankrolling these ads want President Obama to think that Americans are afraid of tackling the climate crisis. But it’s the coal, oil, and gas industries that are running scared. They’re scared that cleaning up their own mess might cut into their profits.
Last month’s National Climate Assessment2 made clear what you already knew: that our climate has already changed, and that droughts, wildfires, and superstorms are the result of runaway climate disruption. When crops fail, when towns get flooded, and when heatwaves send kids and seniors to the emergency room, it’s not Big Coal footing the bill.
All of us are already paying the price for climate disruption — but thanks to today’s announcement, we have our best shot yet at turning the tide in the climate fight. Take action now!
Thank you for all you do,
Sierra Club President
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1) A bogus claim that electricity prices will ‘nearly double’ because of clean coal technology, Washington Post, 5/23/2014
2) National Climate Assessment, May 2014