This week, for the third time, the Supreme Court upheld the EPA’s authority to set standards that will reduce the pollution responsible for global warming.
The EPA said it is a good day for all supporters of clean air and public health. As a person of faith, I would add this is a good day for all those who care about God’s creation and the most vulnerable people.
Climate change is a moral issue. The impacts can already be felt through heat waves, droughts and wildfires, but the impacts will get far worse if we continue to do nothing. The EPA is looking to take one critical step by reducing pollution from power plants. There are currently no limits on how much carbon pollution power plants can dump into our air (for free!). We can all comment to let the EPA know that we support its efforts. We can also contact our senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, to let them know that we support this positive action to reduce industrial carbon pollution.
The new standards won’t take effect immediately, so Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light has partnered with nonprofit Groundswell to offer 100 percent clean energy at affordable, fixed prices for congregations and households. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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