For the first time, the United States will set a national limit on how much carbon pollution can be released from existing power plants. This is the single most important thing our nation can do right now to fight climate change.
The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.
The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.
Coal industry lobbyists and House Republicans have chosen to spend the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy trying to block climate action and help the polluters who release the largest amount of global warming pollution in our nation.
People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency can set standards to curb carbon pollution from its largest source -- coal-fired power plants. Even while Congress remains paralyzed, the president can move forward.
The U.S. Senate cast key votes on the fiscal 2014 budget resolution Friday that sent a clear message on climate change: we won't stand in the way of executive action to cut the carbon pollution from our nation's power plants.
As we enter 2013, President Barack Obama faces a major challenge on how to address climate disruption. The nation -- and the world -- are looking to him for bold action and to see whether America will finally take the steps needed to address one of the biggest crises our planet has ever faced.