Target: Baltimore Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke
Goal: Praise Clarke for introducing a Clean Air Act resolution to the Baltimore City Council
Recently, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution urging President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make full use of the Clean Air Act which aims to reduce carbon pollution in the environment and combat climate change. Baltimore is the fifty-fourth U.S. city to have passed such a resolution joining the likes of both Albany and Ithaca, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington, and both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, among others.
While support for the Clean Air Act has quickly swelled, Baltimore Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke, who introduced the resolution to the Baltimore City Council, warns that President Obama and the EPA must act fast as tough times are coming to Baltimore.
“The bad news is that Baltimore will be hit hard by climate change. We face sea-level rise, epic heat waves and a never-ending threat of extreme weather events. The good news is that we have the Clean Air Act, and if it’s employed swiftly and ambitiously, we can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and some of the worst impacts of climate change.”
The Obama Administration and the EPA were supposed to make a final decision regarding the implementation of the Clean Air Act by April 13, but pressure from big companies that thrive on pollution has no doubt forced them to miss that deadline. Help praise Mary Pat Clarke for her efforts and make sure the Obama Administration takes her plea and the pleas of fifty three other U.S. cities as a sign that it’s time to stand up to these pollution-based companies and work towards a more environmentally sound future.
Dear Baltimore Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke,
The fight for a cleaner, healthier environment has been a long and hard one, but hopefully, thanks to yours and fifty three other states’ urging, the Obama Administration will finally take a stand against big pollution companies and pass the Clean Air Act.
It’s scary to think there are still so many people out there willing to endanger the entire planet just to turn a profit, but it is also comforting to know that you, and so many other national decision makers, are working towards combating these companies and ensuring a brighter future for the next generation. By signing this petition letter, I am personally offering my praise and my thanks for all the hard work you have done towards getting the Clean Air Act passed.
[Your Name Here]