Center for Biological Diversity

Cut Global Warming Pollution From Power Plants

coal-fired smoke stack pollution
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Cleaning up harmful carbon pollution from power plants -- the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the United States -- would make a huge difference in the increasingly critical fight to slow global warming.

A new Clean Air Act rule by the EPA requires most new power plants to produce no more CO2 than a typical new natural gas plant. The proposal may help discourage construction of new coal-fired power plants in the future.

This is a good thing -- but we need to do much more, much sooner.

We must reduce emissions from existing power plants and insist that the rule apply to plants that burn trees or other "biomass" -- which were inexplicably afforded an exemption -- before every chance to stop the worst fallout from climate change is gone.

Please take a moment to tell the EPA that we need a strong rule that actually reduces greenhouse gas emissions now for all power plants, without exception.

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