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Please voice your support for a strong, health-protective rule by submitting your comment to the EPA today.

Help make climate history!

June 3, 2014

Climate change has been called "the greatest public health challenge of the 21st century." It threatens our health, our food and our water supplies. It contributes to conflict and war. And right now, we have a historic opportunity to reduce that threat.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of this greenhouse gas. This rule can lead our nation into an exciting transformation of our energy system and put us on track for worldwide reductions in climate change.

This is the biggest, most promising climate proposal in years, and PSR will be working all summer to show the EPA (and the rule's enemies) that there is massive public support for reducing climate change. That's why I need your help.

I'm asking all of PSR's members to write a letter to the editor today. It doesn’t have to be complex and you don’t have to be an expert. Just use our easy online form and fact sheet to tell your local newspaper that:

  • Climate change is a threat to our health -- here, now, in our communities.
  • As a health professional (or if you're not, as a PSR member), why you are concerned. 
  • The magnitude of the threat requires bold national action. That's why you want EPA to pass a strong, health-protective rule.

Let's seize the moment. Explain to America why our health and our children's health depend on firm action to cut carbon pollution.

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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.