Fwd: Take Action: Urge EPA to Fight Global Warming
- Subject: Take Action: Urge EPA to Fight Global Warming
One of the first, defining decisions facing President-elect Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is whether to heed the Supreme Court and regulate global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act.
We have an opportunity right now to shape that decision.
Send an email to the EPA today supporting strong action under existing law to protect human health by reducing global warming pollution.
EDF is pushing hard for comprehensive climate legislation as an essential step in slowing, stopping and reversing the catastrophic threats of run-away global warming.
Crafted properly, such legislation would cap and reduce America's global warming emissions and create economic incentives to spur green energy innovation that would grow the economy and create jobs.
Passing global warming legislation is critical, but there's another way to get action:
The EPA can use the tools it already has under the Clean Air Act to start reducing global warming pollution right now.
The Supreme Court has already ruled that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" under the Clean Air Act. Way back in April 2007, the Court told the EPA to get to work on regulating carbon dioxide.
But under pressure from the White House, the EPA has taken a go-slow approach.
After months of foot-dragging, the EPA is now asking for public comments. That's where you come in.
Send an email today: Urge the EPA to use existing law to reduce America's global warming pollution.
The public comment deadline is November 28, 2008, so please act now.
Opponents of global warming action are flooding the EPA with comments opposing action. We can't let them get the upper hand.
The EPA needs to hear from you that it should take strong action under existing law to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Thanks for support and activism. It makes a huge difference.
Environmental Defense Fund Action Network
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