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Clean Energy

League members were offered a unique experience to join a call with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy to discuss the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which limits carbon emissions from power plants.

Power plants are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon pollution in the United States, making them the single largest source of that pollution in the country. And while carbon pollution is invisible, its effects are anything but.

The League commends the EPA for taking the necessary steps to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change, while also urging the agency to establish even stronger carbon rules to protect our planet.

President MacNamara delivered comments on the Clean Power Plan at the EPA’s public hearing in Atlanta. The comments commend the EPA for taking the necessary steps to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change. They also urge the EPA to work with state stakeholders to make the regulation stronger and reduce carbon pollution levels 35 percent by 2030.

“The public is strongly in favor of reducing the deadly effects that carbon pollution has on the health of our children and our environment,” said League President MacNamara.

On Earth Day, I attended a meeting with the Counselor to President Obama and the White House Office of Public Engagement, along with members of the environmental, public health and civil rights communities to talk about the progress of the President’s Climate Action Plan.

Celebrate Earth Day with the League by telling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight climate change.

We must let the EPA know that we need to act immediately to protect the future of our planet, including our lives and the lives of our children.

Check out our Storify to follow how the President's State of the Union address touched on the League's issues!

In last night’s annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama laid out his priorities for the coming year. Here’s the rundown of what he said on our issues and how it aligns with League positions.