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Chapter Four of

A Climate Solution Within Reach

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.
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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.
Chapter Four

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:

Irene Vilar. Read Irene's story
Ulises Alfaro. Read Ulises' story
Ana E. Nobis. Read Ana's story
Terry Gallagher. Read Terry's story
Cheeraz Gorman. Read Cheeraz's story
Elaine Lac. Read Elaine's story