A Climate Solution Within Reach
Hope For Our Future
Polling shows that overwhelming bipartisan majorities across our nation understand the urgent need to take action on climate change. We understand the safeguards put in place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are vital to protecting the health and well-being of families and communities in America and around the globe.
Acting on climate change has the added benefit of cleaner air that’s easier to breathe, healthier communities, safe people and homes and economic protection and growth. For the sake of current and future generations and for communities now living with climate impacts and power plant pollution, we need strong climate protections.
Change is happening. For the first time in history, the United States and China have struck a groundbreaking deal to reduce their climate pollution. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City in the People’s Climate March in September of 2014, in what was the largest climate march in history. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority and obligation to limit carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act, and the EPA has finalized limits for the nation’s biggest source of climate pollution: power plants.
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan puts this nation on the precipice of critical and long-overdue climate action. But the plan has to be stronger if it’s going to get our nation where it needs to go. And some of the fossil fuels industry’s friends in Congress are trying to block it altogether. We must join together now to insist on meaningful, bold climate action.
There is no graver challenge facing humanity than stopping climate change.
This is our moment. And there is hope now. More hope than we have had in decades.
We must continue to come together in the face of the greatest environmental threat we have ever known to secure a climate solution within reach.
Real People, Real Stories, Real Reasons
for a Strong, Enforceable Clean Power Plan
Community advocates from across the country went to Capitol Hill to share why the Clean Power Plan and strong action to combat climate change is critical. Read their stories:
“I don’t just want this for my precious daughter; I want this for all children. If we don’t do something to avert the disaster of global warming, children across the globe will face severe consequences …”
The Clean Power Plan sets different goals for each state to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. As one pathway to meet those goals, the EPA suggests a renewable energy target for each state. However, many of the states are already on track to meet or even exceed those renewable aims. See how your state stacks up on the road to a cleaner energy future.