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EPA rejects petitions to overturn findings that greenhouse gases threaten human health

Posted by Neethu Putta on July 30, 2010

Climate change is real – and it'd be futile to try to ignore it any longer.

Climate change's future health consequences will be severe if we continue to turn a blind eye to it; we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the agency will deny 10 petitions calling for the agency to reconsider its determination that six greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.

PSR applauds this decision to reject the dirty money of the oil industry, as it is more imperative than ever to move forth in fighting climate change. The EPA Endangerment Finding is established on abundant, rigorous scientific research and is a critical step toward setting science based regulations that will protect our health and our planet.

The bottom line is: if we want to protect public health, then we must start finding solutions to climate change and our energy crisis.

To learn more about PSR's work on climate change, please read:
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Read the EPA report about the dangers of greenhouse gases and PSR's press release.

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