Give Trump a Piece of Your Mind on Climate Change
The landmark Clean Power Plan requires coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon pollution in order to do our part to solve the climate crisis. Now, the Trump Administration is trying to eliminate the hallmark Obama Era rule on climate change.
Trump and his reckless EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt want to unravel virtually all regulations addressing climate changing pollution. Now is your chance to say “Hell No!” The impacts of climate change are no mystery. The ability to continue to deny its existence is mind boggling. But that’s exactly what this rule repeal would do.
EPA is accepting comments until January 16 on its proposal to eliminate the Clean Power Plan. The Plan allows states to develop individualized plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and switch to cleaner energy sources. The rule is designed to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from the most significant sources, protect public health and the environment, and encourage clean energy investments that will help the U.S. stay competitive internationally and benefit the U.S. economy.
Remember this summer’s smoke filled skies? Tell Scott Pruitt: Revoking the Clean Power Plan is unacceptable, unhealthy, and bad for Montana’s economy.
EPA will accept comments on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan until January 16, 2018. You can submit comments in one of the following ways:
- Online: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submitting comments to EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355.
- Email: Comments may be sent to [email protected]. Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 in the subject line of the message.
- Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460.
It’s time to say enough is enough. It’s time to speak your mind and tell Trump and Pruitt in no uncertain terms that the public isn’t going to stop demanding action on climate change.
Why the Clean Power Plan is Important:
- It reduces greenhouse gas pollution by 32% by 2030.
- It requires states to develop plans to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the nation.
- It maintains U.S. leadership by showing the world that the U.S. is serious about addressing climate change.
- It will save lives. Power plants are the largest single source of carbon dioxide and many other pollutants that are harmful to human health and the environment. When carbon pollution is reduced, so are the other power plant pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, mercury, lead and much, much more.
- It will help Montana’s economy. Clean energy brings long-term jobs, tax revenue, and affordable electricity.
- The impacts of climate change are undeniable and expensive. The 2017 fire season was the most expensive on record for the state of Montana. Public health was jeopardized for months on end. 1.2 million acres burned. The total cost was about $390 million, sending the state budget into a tailspin.
- Climate change could cost Montana agriculture 25,000 jobs and $726 million over the next 50 years.