A Big Decision Based On a Simple Question
from Wildlife Promise
The EPA has dodged the responsibility of addressing the regulation of greenhouse gases that cause global warming for years.
In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, which gives the EPA regulation authority. But before they can take action, the EPA must reach an answer to this question: “Do greenhouse gases qualify as air pollutants that could impact public health and welfare?” Absolutely!
Our coastlines, home to an enormous portion of the U.S. population, are shrinking as the sea level rises and are being assailed with increasingly stronger storms. We have to check the morning news for air quality reports before we can decide if smog and ozone levels are low enough to safely walk the dog or ride a bike.
Scientists predict that 20 to 30 percent of wildlife species will go extinct under the stress of climate change in our lifetime. Our health and the health of wildlife are threatened by global warming. We don’t have any time left for hesitation or delay. The EPA is asking for comments to help them reach this decision. Corporate polluters shouldn’t have the only voice. Why should they continue with dirty production practices at the expense of the public and wildlife? This historic and monumental opportunity to take action against global warming won’t last for long.
The deadline for comments is November 28th. You can make the difference today — and it only takes 5 minutes!
1) Urge the EPA to take action to protect our nation and our wildlife. When you’re done, don’t forget to tell your friends and family that we need their help, too!
a. Submit your comments
b. Post the application to your profile
c. Share it with your friends!
Thank you for speaking up on behalf of your neighbors and wildlife! Want to hear more? Check out NWF’s video on YouTube!