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The Clean Power Plan is the biggest and most ambitious action the U.S. has ever taken to tackle climate change. Read on for just a few key parts of the plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan—the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Sign our thank you card to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and President Obama for finalizing this historic regulation!

Today, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan (CPP). Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S., issued the following statement praising the plan.

The Summit brought together senior White House officials, health professionals, academics and other important stakeholders with the goal of providing communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change.

The League joined other environmental partners on a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324. The legislation introduced by Senator Capito (R-WV) would dismantle the Clean Air Act and block the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

By putting a price on carbon emissions, we can put our powerful market to work to fight the biggest contributor to climate change. Essentially, putting a price on carbon encourages those emitting carbon to reduce their emissions by incurring a cost for the production of carbon gases.

The League joined other concerned environmental partners in opposing a bill Representative Whitfield's Ratepayer Protection Act. This legislation would allow states to opt out of participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The legislation also seeks to delay implementation of the CPP indefinitely until every polluter’s lawsuit has been litigated.

The comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan ended earlier this week, and thanks to our fantastic supporters from across the country, we helped submit over 48,000 comments in support of the regulation!

The League will participate in the third annual #GivingTuesday campaign on December 2, 2014. Generous League supporters have offered to match every #GivingTuesday donation we receive dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.

League members are gathering with thousands of activists from around the world at the People's Climate March in New York City to push for strong action on climate change.