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Demand the Transition to 100% Clean Energy

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What’s At Stake

Experts tell us we only have a decade to avoid a climate catastrophe. The 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 would require the United States to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our whole economy by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Urge your member of Congress to support this important piece of legislation.

From record-breaking hurricanes and flooding to unprecedented fires in the Arctic, we are seeing the impacts of the climate crisis all around us. The U.S. is the biggest carbon polluter in history, and our reliance on fossil fuels hurts our communities and our planet. We must move to a 100% clean energy economy as soon as possible.

Tell your member of Congress to lead the fight against climate change by supporting the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. This legislation has guiding principles to ensure the benefits from our transition to a clean energy economy are widely shared — including workers, rural, low-income, and people of color who are affected first and worst by climate change.

For the sake of our planet and future generations, we must act now.

Earthjustice endorses the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act of 2019. We are using the power of the law to stand up to polluters, advance clean energy solutions, protect public health, and fight for justice for the planet and its people. Learn how we can solve our climate crisis by moving urgently to zero emissions and 100% clean energy at Zero to 100.

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From transportation to buildings to the energy grid, we’re working to power our entire economy with clean energy.

Your Actions Matter

Your messages make a difference, even if we have leaders who don't want to listen. Here's why.

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You level the playing field.

Elected officials pay attention when they see that we are paying attention.

They may be hearing from industry lobbyists left and right, but hearing the stories of their constituents — that’s your power.

Our legislators serve at the pleasure of the people who gave them their job — you. When you contact your elected official, you’re putting a face and a name on an issue. Whether or not you voted for them, they work for you, for the duration of their term.

Make sure your elected officials know whose community and whose values they represent. (Find your local, state, and federal elected officials.)

Your action is with us in court.

If a federal agency finalizes a harmful action, the record of public comments provides a basis for bringing them into court.

Throughout each of the public comment periods we alert you to, Earthjustice’s attorneys are researching and writing in-depth, technical comments to submit — detailing how the regulation could and should be stronger to protect the environment, our communities, and our planet.

We need you to join us — your specific experiences, knowledge, and voice are crucial to add to the Administrative Record through the comment periods.

Lawsuits we file that challenge weak or harmful federal regulations rely on what was submitted during the comment period. The court can only look at documents that are in the Administrative Record — including the public comments — to decide if the agency did something improper.

Your actions aid our litigation. Taking action and submitting comments during a comment period is substantively important.

It’s the law.

Federal agencies must pause what they’re doing and ask for — and consider — your comment.

Many of us may have never heard of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), but laws like these require our government to ask the public to weigh in before agencies adopt or change regulations.

Regulations essentially describe how federal agencies will carry out laws — including decisions that could undermine science, or weaken safeguards on public health.

Public comments are collected at various points throughout the federal government’s rulemaking process, including when a regulation is proposed and finalized. (Learn more about the rulemaking process.) These comments become part of the official, legal public record — the “Administrative Record.”

When the public responds with a huge outpouring of support for environmental protections, these individual messages collectively undercut politicians' attempts to claim otherwise.

What this means is each of us can take a role in shaping the rules our government creates — and ensuring those rules are fair and effective.