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More Than 1 Million Comments in Favor of Carbon Pollution Standards

18 May 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

Tags: Clean Air

More than one million people have spoken out in favor of reducing industrial carbon pollution by submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of the proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for power plants. Though there is still over one month left for the public to comment, these one million comments are already record-breaking, representing the most comments the EPA has ever received on a proposed rule.

The League of Conservation Voters is part of a broad coalition advocating to keep our air clean and healthy and has worked to make sure the voices of the American people are heard on this issue. LCV members alone have contributed roughly 100,000 comments.

There are currently no national limits on the amount of dangerous carbon pollution power plants can dump into our air.  Doctors, nurses, and health experts agree that climate change’s rising temperatures make smog pollution worse, triggering asthma attacks and permanently damaging children’s lungs. As coal-fired power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution, these standards will help protect public health, help tackle global warming, and create jobs cleaning up our energy sector.

If you would like to join LCV in standing up to Big Polluters, please submit your own comment to the EPA.

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