I send this further on till all of you from Cathy Zoi
Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering reversing a Bush administration decision that has prevented California and other states from taking action to reduce global warming pollution from cars.
This is a tremendous opportunity for real progress towards solving the climate crisis. And to help make this crucial decision, the EPA wants to hear from you. Will you submit a comment?
Tell the EPA to grant California a waiver to set motor vehicle global warming pollution control standards:
This is a really big deal.
Stricter vehicle emissions standards are an important step in fighting climate change. Pollution from cars accounts for about 20% of carbon dioxide emissions in this country, yet this CO2 remains unregulated. With action from the EPA, California will have the authority to reduce its emissions and immediately encourage automakers to build the cleaner cars we need.
The EPA decision will also pave the way for 13 other states to implement similar policies, covering nearly 40% of the car market. This will provide a major incentive to the auto industry -- igniting the clean energy economy and helping to get us on a path to economic recovery.
The EPA is requesting comments this month, and will hold a public hearing tomorrow, March 5th, in Washington D.C.
Your message of support right now will make the difference. This is our chance to guide the auto industry onto the road of clean energy. We can't let this opportunity pass us by -- join us and tell the EPA you support California's waiver request:
Please contact the EPA and send the message that we need continued progress to Repower America.