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October 01, 2018

Tell EPA ‘NO!’ to replacing Clean Power Plan

type: NGO, Petition
by: Yair Oded

In a bid to ease the Obama era restrictions on coal emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced the abolishment of the Clean Power Plan and its replacement with what they titled the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. In essence, the new policy enables states to determine their own cap on greenhouse gas emissions, to the sheer delight of oil industry entities and politicians who benefit from their endorsements. The expected rise of CO2 emissions due to the new policy is sure to have a dire impact on both the environment and the health of millions across America (and ultimately around the world).  

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to mobilizing individuals and communities against climate change, has recently launched a petition calling to abandon the EPA’s new policy and restore the standards set by Obama’s Clean Power Plan. “Add your name to fight back against the Dirty Power Scam – and demand that EPA puts people before polluters.” the petition reads.

Led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and CEO and President Ken Berlin, The Climate Reality Project currently operate in over 100 countries, where they are represented by over 14,000 leaders mobilizing communities. Across the U.S., the organization has over 80 activists chapters advocating for clean energy policies.Visit their website to learn more about their mission and work, sign the petition, learn what you can do to take action, or donate to their cause.