GET INVOLVED: Tell EPA to Adopt Strong Carbon Pollution Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a historic effort to reign in carbon pollution from new power plants. Now, a 60-day public comment period is open to express support for this critical first step at controlling the pollutant that is the leading cause of climate change. The EPA needs to hear from business leaders to understand that this rule will spur innovation in clean energy technology, create jobs and produce cleaner air.

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Letter to Environmental Protection Agency

Dear Administrator Jackson,

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard [Docket ## EPAHQ-OAR-2011-0660 (GHG NSPS)] or The Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants is a historic proposal that would establish for the first time a national carbon pollution standard for new power plants.

I am writing to strongly support its adoption.

As a business leader, I believe EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard is an essential step toward spurring innovation and investment in low- and no-carbon technologies as well as new energy infrastructure and energy efficiency.

EPA’s proposal will help provide the clear market signals that businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors are looking for in adopting long-term energy and environmental policies. Setting a clear direction that includes limits on carbon pollution will help to resolve the uncertainty that is constraining the major investments that companies might otherwise consider. The rules will also help the growing threat that carbon emissions pose to the overall health of our economy.

I believe that federal policy makers must recognize the long-term benefits that the Carbon Pollution Standard will produce. This Standard is essential to helping the U.S. transition towards a clean energy economy. EPA’s proposal is a strong step in this direction.

Thank you for your consideration.