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Environment  (tags: climate-change, environment, government, EPA )

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On June 25, President Obama outlined his plans for tackling climate change. However, unless the president can get Gina McCarthy confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his plans will mostly stay on the drawing board.

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jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:20 am
Climate action is needed now, and the president has proposed some good steps. But the EPA needs a director if it's going to turn Obama's good words into actions that matter, like limiting global warming pollution from power plants. Likewise, when Obama said he wouldn't approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline it if made climate change worse, he was basically talking to McCarthy. It was the EPA that first called out the state department for failing to consider climate impacts. Without a leader like McCarthy, it's not clear the EPA will follow through on the challenge and convince the president. The EPA is our best chance to change the parts of the president's energy plan that are still stuck in the dirty technologies of the past -- namely, fracking, Arctic drilling and exporting coal. Without a director, the EPA can't fight with us for the planet.

Sign our petition demanding that the Senate confirm McCarthy immediately, so she can lead the fight against climate change.

President Obama is correct that only members of the "Flat Earth Society" -- or, as we call them, the Tinfoil Hat Brigade -- deny that climate change is real and caused by man-made carbon emissions. A recent peer review of more than 20,000 climate change studies revealed that 97 percent of scientists agree that the planet is getting warmer, that temperatures are rising faster every year, and that humans are the cause.

Unfortunately, more than a few members of the Flat Earth Society are also members of Congress, and their climate change denial is fueled by the powerful self-interests.Congressional climate denial is bank-rolled by the fossil fuel industry, which donates heavily to the political campaigns of climate deniers.

And they are the ones holding up McCarthy's nomination to lead the EPA. The president has launched a plan, and he needs McCarthy to bring his plans to fruition. The EPA is the agency that will govern carbon emissions, and that's what the deniers in the Senate -- as well as their corporate paymasters -- are worried about.

Please sign our petition today and help get McCarthy confirmed. Let the Senate know that America stands with the president and wants to deal with climate change, before it's too late.

Thank you for helping the planet

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:20 am

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:03 am
Signed-thx Jeanne

Ingrid A (524)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:17 am

Tim C (2420)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:20 am

Edo R (71)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:23 am
Thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:58 pm
Thanks for asking the Senate to confirm EPA director nominee Gina McCarthy so she can take quick and decisive action to enact President Obama's climate change plan. The president has laid out some good steps to cut global warming pollution, but he can't get it done without an EPA director like Gina McCarthy.

Animae C (514)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 1:06 am
Thanks for asking the Senate to confirm EPA director nominee Gina McCarthy so she can take quick and decisive action to enact President Obama's climate change plan.
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