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Jun 15, 2009
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Earthjustice - Tell EPA to Act Now on Climate Change!

Tell EPA to Act Now on Climate Change

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Motor vehicles in the U.S. contribute 4% of climate change emissions.
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Dear Alice Diane,

After years of delay and denial from past administrations, the Environmental Protection Agency is finally taking steps to declare that greenhouse gas emissions threaten the public's health and welfare.

The time has come for this action, and we need to encourage the EPA to move swiftly on it.

The EPA is proposing two historic findings under the Clean Air Act: that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, endanger public health, and that emissions from motor vehicles contribute to climate change. This is a critical first step for the EPA to take in order to tackle climate change pollution.

The findings follow a decision by the Supreme Court which said the EPA has authority to regulate pollutants responsible for global warming under the Clean Air Act. Earthjustice argued the case at the appellate level in 2005.

While the EPA's current proposal is a necessary first step, there are additional steps the EPA can take, such as setting actual standards to regulate greenhouse gases, particularly from motor vehicles in the U.S., which contribute 4 percent of climate change emissions, and from other mobile sources such as ships and airplanes, which contribute another 4 percent.

We know that the EPA is hearing from polluters in the fossil fuel industry who want to keep the status quo, stop the EPA from moving forward, and protect their record-breaking profits. We can't let them go unchallenged.

Please join with people across the nation and tell EPA to formally embrace these findings, and then act without delay to regulate greenhouse gas polluters.

To comment, go to our action alert page and see the sample letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. It will help you express your support for prompt moves by the EPA.

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

P.S. Every voice counts! Please tell your family and friends to submit a comment to the EPA on greenhouse gas regulation.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2009 6:40pm


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