Roughly 40% of the total carbon pollution emissions in the United States comes from fossil-fuel power plants. These plants emit approximately 4.8 trillion pounds of carbon dioxide every year, which is nearly equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain combined.
Under the framework of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, state agencies and the EPA now have the authority to regulate existing power plants thanks to a recent ruling on emission levels for newly constructed power plants. However, the EPA currently has no plans to ensure that existing power plants are regulated.
We cannot afford to wait any longer to curb pollution from existing power plants. Send a letter to the EPA demanding they take action now!
To learn more about Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and the plan to regulate existing power plants, click HERE.
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