Do you like breathing?
Do you like drinking clean water?
Then you should be concerned about Trump’s Executive Orders dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Action: Here’s ACTIONS you can take:
1) Submit your comment to the EPA opposing reversal of the Clean Power Plan.
This is DUE BY MAY 15.
2) Share this posting.
More information:The Clean Power Plan was the Obama Administration’s main strategy to meet its emissions targets the US agreed to in the Paris Climate Accords. The plan would impact power plants in 47 states, aiming to cut their carbon emissions to 32% below 2005 levels by 2030.
This Clean Power Plan is now in jeopardy due to two executive orders:
On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, “to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens”. Each federal agency is to “make recommendations to the agency head regarding [specific regulations’] repeal, replacement, or modification.” Criteria include regulations that “inhibit job creation”, “are unnecessary”. “impose costs that exceed benefits”, or “derive from…Executive Orders..that have been …rescinded.”
The Clean Power Plan was specifically rescinded by Executive Order 13783, signed by Trump on March 28, 2017.
What do I say?
How about this: I oppose reversing the Clean Power Plan because it is a start to reducing our carbon emissions and meeting our global obligations under the Paris Climate Accords.
Or this: I oppose reversing the Clean Power Plan because rising carbon emissions raise our security risks as food, clean water, and clean air are imperiled, and our coastal military installations are flooded.
Or this: I think we will create more sustainable jobs by encouraging energy conservation and development of new non-fossil fuel energy resources. Old fossil fuel economies need to be phased out to protect our overall security and economy.
Need more inspiration? You don’t need to be a scientist to worry about climate change. Think about how it is affecting you, and quickly send EPA some comments in your own words.
–Droughts and flooding will impact agriculture and food production.
–Weird weather (think Katrina) cost billions in property damage.
–Rising ocean levels impact coastal economies and cause saltwater intrusion that could damage water supply.
–The Defense Department is already looking at security risks of military installations in coastal areas.
–Do you have kids? Do you know any kids? These changes will be even worse for them.