Climate Health Action Teams
August Action: Tell Congress: We Support Clean Energy for Health!
Urge Congress to defend the Clean Power Plan and transition to a clean and healthy energy economy! (Action Closed)
July Action: Take action promoting clean energy for global health!
Write a letter-to-the-editor promoting clean energy for global action. Take Action »
June Action: Help level the playing field for wind energy!
Urge Congress to support wind energy by making wind production tax credits (PTC) permanent and by opposing bills eliminating PTC from the tax code. Take Action »
May Action: Tell Your Senators to Defend the Clean Power Plan
Send a letter to your senators and urge them to protect the Clean Air Act and not delay or scuttle the Clean Power Plan. (Action Closed)
April Action: Tell EPA Administrator to Establish Strong Methane Rule
Send a letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy urging she establish strong standards limiting the leakage of methane from oil and gas operations. Take Action »
March Action: Tell Your Governor to Support Energy Efficiency
Email your state's governor and ask them to prioritize energy efficiency in your state's clean power plan. Take Action »
February Action: Write a Letter to the Editor
Write to your local paper, calling on your community to adopt solar energy and other clean healthy renewable energy. Take Action »
January Action: Health Professionals: Tell President Obama to Expand Renewables and Energy Efficiency
See the sign on letter that over 500 PSR health professionals sent to President Obama urging him to expand renewable energy and invest in energy efficiency. (Completed)
Take Action on Climate Change
The Clean Power Plan (CPP), a central part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, presents us with a historic opportunity to reduce carbon pollution from existing coal-fired power plants.
The Plan sets a limit for each state on carbon dioxide emissions from these plants, and each state will devise its own plan for reaching those limits. Taken together, by 2030 the states’ actions will result in an overall 30% reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
The CPP was finalized in June 2015; from that point each state has one year to file its "State Implementation Plan" (SIP). The SIPs will outline the mechanisms each state will use to meet its carbon reduction targets.
Why set carbon limits?
Power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S., accounting for roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon pollution leads to climate disruption. Children, the elderly and the poor are most vulnerable to a range of climate-related health effects.
You can ensure a healthier tomorrow by joining a Climate Health Action Team (CHAT)!
This is a very important opportunity to advocate for a truly health-protective energy system – one based on energy efficiency and sustainable energy such as wind and solar rather than coal or more natural gas plants. To build support for those solutions, PSR is organizing state- and locally based Climate Health Action Teams (CHATs). Teams consist of PSR members and other interested people who call in to monthly national webinars to learn about clean energy solutions and how they can help advance them in their state. They then take action to ensure that their SIP is as health-protective as possible.
These actions will educate and influence health professionals, the local community, and/or state policymakers. Actions take a variety of forms, ranging from sharing information via social media or writing letters to the editor to making presentations, participating in town hall meetings, and meeting with policy makers.
For more information and to get involved, please sign up!
Climate Change Threatens Your Health
Frequently Asked Questions
Clean Power Plan Webinars
Resources by State
Page Updated January 13, 2016