Show Your Support for Limits on New Carbon Pollution!
In September 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced updated carbon pollution standards to set the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) from new fossil-fueled power plants. These new safeguards will limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired units. Carbon pollution fuels costly, even deadly, extreme weather events and worsens air quality resulting in more asthma attacks, heat-related deaths and respiratory complications. Carbon pollution also contributes to warmer temperatures which is speeding the spread of infectious diseases. Both extreme weather events and the aforementioned range of health threats have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable communities here in the Southeast, most notably children, the elderly, communities of color and low-income residents.
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Please take a minute now to send a message to the EPA to show you support the proposed rule to limit harmful carbon pollution from new power plants by sending in comments today.