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Success! Obama’s Climate Plan Includes Reducing Carbon Pollution

Success! Obama’s Climate Plan Includes Reducing Carbon Pollution

Environmentalists have been urging the White House to regulate industrious power plants and their emissions for months now. Coal and carbon pollution not only harm arctic animals in their natural environments, but they also deteriorate air quality, causing lung damage and other health problems. More than 40 percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, and children are at the greatest risk for health problems. It is by far our country’s dirtiest energy source. Coal burning accounts for one third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and it is the main perpetrator of disrupting the climate.

When Obama was first elected, he promised to pay attention to climate change and its effects on the environment. In his second inaugural address, Obama pledged to “respond to the growing threat of climate change for the sake of our children and future generations.” Now, thanks to the persistence of activists like you, Obama is finally taking climate change into his own hands.

Using direct executive action to address global warming, Obama plans to see that the EPA issues new pollution standards for existing power plants. In Obama’s plans to combat climate change, he will include a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, noting the economic opportunities that may come from reducing carbon emissions. In his climate speech on June 25, Obama put strong emphasis on a “low carbon, clean energy economy,” noting that carbon pollution limits are critical for the health of children and future generations. In his broad climate plan, the president also includes important funding for solar and wind energy research.

Although Obama acknowledged that it will take time for carbon emissions to stabilize, these power plant regulations and energy standards are an incredibly important step toward achieving clean energy use globally. Care2 members have signed multiple petitions to urge regulation of power plants and coal companies. One petition supported the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to develop standards for regulating emissions. Thank you, Care2 members, for being persistent about these important regulations and signing the petitions needed to get President Obama’s attention. Please continue your efforts to better our environment and remind lawmakers that climate change won’t wait!

 

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9:52AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Great man! Obama is the ruler we so long needed in the White House!!

9:51AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Great man! Obama is the we so long needed in the White House!!

8:27AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

10:11PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Talk about a smoke screen, we have Obama getting 3 people killed in Benghazi, a nightmare of looking into everybody's emails and telephone calls, an out of Control IRS that would not issue a tax status for Conservative websites, but did for a terrorist organization. So now he has people talking about killing the coal industry and states like West Virginia will join the rest of the US with the highest unemployment in history.

With unemployment running well into and over the teens in this country Obama wants to make it cost more to operate your house, your business so even your groceries will cost more, it is insane at this time in history. Get the economy moving, reduce the unemployment and then work on finding alternative energy. Wind is not the answer, and the Solar programs have failed, maybe we need to use our Rivers better without flooding more lands.

I see people complaining about our forest, but by the year 2027-2030 the Northwest (Washington and Oregon) will be growing and cutting more volume of wood that ever in the history of man. Wood is a renewable resource and maybe we need to look a little harder at using the wood waste as a fuel.

11:07AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Cool!

9:44AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Great. I believe if we concentrate on the pollution aspects now, the environment will be cleaner in the future, both globally and locally.

7:18AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Good news then ????

3:12AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Well ,that seems like good news.!

1:18PM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

You rock, Mr. President!! Now, we need to back him up!!
Thanks for the chance to tell him THANKS!

6:24AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Great news!

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