Deadline Monday: Stop unlimited carbon pollution

CREDO action
Deadline Monday: Tell President Obama to slash carbon pollution from power plants.

Submit a comment the EPA:
We have until Monday to urge President Obama to push for stronger limits to cut carbon pollution, before his Clean Power Plan is finalized. Take action now.

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Dear 5849376,

Last month was the hottest October on earth since record keeping began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. So was September, August, June and May.

Global warming is accelerating. And after years of promising action to fight the pollution that is causing it, it is long past time for President Obama to deliver.

President Obama's Clean Power Plan to – for the first time – reduce carbon pollution from fossil-fuel burning power plants has the potential to be the President's greatest climate achievement. But as proposed, it is far, far too weak.1

Monday, December 1st is our last chance to urge the President to more forcefully limit carbon pollution, before his rule is finalized next year. Submit a comment now.

President Obama is finally showing willingness to take real leadership into his own hands and to Republican obstructionism, and take real leadership into his own hands – from his recently announced climate agreement with China, to his toughest talk on Keystone XL, to his executive action on immigration.

If he's serious about taking needed action against climate change, he must stand up to climate-denying Republicans, and fossil-fuel polluters – and act to more strongly limit climate-heating carbon dioxide pollution.

Just one example: the Clean Power Plan sets emissions reductions, and renewable energy goals for each state, and many are even lower than what the states are already on track to achieve, even without this rule. The rule sets California's renewable energy goal as 20% by 2030 - but the state has already committed to 33% by ten years sooner. The same is true for Colorado, and Hawaii -- which has committed to 40% renewable energy by 2030, but is being encouraged to achieve just 10%.2

That makes it seem like President Obama is significantly under-reaching. And there is simply no room for that if we are going to avoid the worst damage from our heating planet.

But the fact is we still face a massive battle on our hands to make even modest changes to move our nation away from unlimited carbon pollution.

If you want the president to take action, then you need to encourage him to do it, 5849376. We all do.

Deadline Monday: Tell President Obama, we need the strongest possible rules to limit global warming pollution.

Thanks for all you do.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. "Demand stronger rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants," CREDO Action
2. "EPA's Clean Power Plan Could Leave A Lot Of Renewable Energy Gains On The Table," DeSmog Blog, 11/21/14

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