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Support the EPA's Clean Power Plan Proposal


BACKGROUND

Carbon pollutionOn June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency release a proposal to set the nation’s first ever carbon pollution standards to limit emissions from existing power plants. This new proposal for existing power plants is built to be flexible and work with the efforts states, cities and businesses across the country are already taking to curb climate pollutions.

Taking steps to meaningfully reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere and mitigate the devastation of climate change is long past due. Power plants are our nation’s largest stationary source of carbon pollution. These newly proposed standards are estimated to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector by 30% by the year 2030. Now is the time to support the EPA’s new limits on carbon pollution and speak out for climate justice. The EPA will be taking comments on the clean power plan proposal until December 1, 2014.

TAKE ACTION

Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that you support the EPA’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution and address climate change by creating carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Submit your comment to the EPA today by entering your zip code below. Click inside the text to add your own personal comment.


JEWISH VALUES
As Jews we are called from the earliest verses of Torah to be good stewards of our resources, including our climate, water and air, and to protect our health and our natural world. In Midrash we are told “Do not destroy my world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again” (Kohelet Rabbah 7:13).