Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Coal Power Plants


Target: President Obama

Goal: Limit the carbon footprint of American coal power plants

As we have known for years, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are slowly damaging the Earth. However, America is the world’s second largest source of carbon dioxide emissions as a great deal of our current industry is powered by CO2-laden fossil fuels. In response to this problem, the EPA recently proposed rules to limit the carbon footprint of American coal power plants.

This is certainly a long-needed rule. While coal power plants currently have restrictions on arsenic and mercury pollution, no such limitations exist for fossil fuels. With no such limitation coal power plants are now our nation’s largest source of carbon emissions, accounting for nearly one-third of America’s carbon footprint. Setting these limitations on coal power plants is the next logical step for an environmentally friendly United States.

If this legislation passes, the results will be beneficial for all Americans. The proposed restrictions should increase the efficiency of our coal plants. This increased efficiency should result in a projected 8 percent reduction in the cost of electricity bills across the country by the year 2030.

By signing the petition below, you will urge President Barack Obama to support EPA rules that will limit the carbon footprint produced by coal power plants across the United States. We need to make our voices heard and let President Obama know that we support any rules that reduces our carbon footprint and makes our country a healthier place to live. 


Dear President Obama,

Carbon dioxide emissions are a serious problem in the United States. Globally, the United States is second only to China in carbon dioxide pollution. In response to this problem, the EPA has proposed rules to limit the carbon footprint of coal power plants across the nation.

If this legislation passes, it will decrease the carbon footprint of the United States and increase the efficiency of coal power plants nationwide. It is also projected that this increased efficiency will reduce the cost of electricity produced by coal power plants.

I urge you to support this legislation and impose necessary regulation on coal power plants across the country. Please use all of your political influence to keep our coal power plants safe and efficient.


[Your Name Here]

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