Commend the Federal Appeals Court Decision to Uphold Greenhouse Gas Regulations

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Target: US Court of Appeals

Goal: Commend the recent decision to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas rules.

A federal appeals court upheld the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gasses endanger public health and are therefore to be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The panel of three judges hearing the case stated that the EPA was “unambiguously correct” in its efforts to restrict emissions according to Clean Air Act provisions. The decision dismissed arguments by companies and states that the science behind climate change was insufficient to conclude that greenhouse gas emissions are in fact a danger to public health. By defending climate change science and establishing the EPA’s ability to limit carbon pollution, the decision signifies a step forward for environmental justice at the expense of the fossil fuel industry. Sign the petition below to help express support for the court ruling.

Fourteen states, led by Virginia and Texas, sued the EPA in an attempt to block the agency from regulating greenhouse gas pollution. But the panel of judges did not buy the plaintiff’s argument that the agency had based its regulations on unreliable studies or faulty scientific conclusions. “This is how science works,” the judges wrote. “The EPA is not required to reprove the existence of the atom every time it approaches a scientific problem.”

According to big business leaders, the decision will severely limit economic growth and create setbacks for corporate development. The Clean Air Act, they say, was not meant for regulating carbon emissions.

But since Congress has repeatedly failed to pass climate legislation, the actions of the US Court of Appeals are appropriate and necessary to lead our government in the direction of a sustainable future. By signing the petition below, you will help to commend the court’s decision and to send a message to US legislators calling for an environmental policy that effectively protects US citizens from the consequences of carbon pollution.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Judges David Sentelle, David Tatel, and Judith Rogers,

I understand that you recently decided to uphold the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gasses endanger public health and are therefore to be regulated under the Clean Air Act. It is my opinion that by defending climate change science and establishing the EPA’s ability to limit carbon pollution, your decision signifies a much-needed step forward for environmental justice at the expense of the fossil fuel industry.

In light of the repeated failure of Congress to pass climate legislation, I consider your actions appropriate and necessary to lead our government in the direction of a sustainable future. Reinforcing the ability of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is a big step forward and I would like to commend your decision. I hope that it will send a message to US legislators as well, that will alert them to the importance of an environmental policy that effectively protects US citizens from the consequences of carbon pollution.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Wherever you go there once was a forest & water.
    Plant & protect Danny’s trees for life
    & preserve our rivers.
    Trees are are the lungs of the earth.
    Rivers are the tears of our destruction.

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