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We have 60 days to tell the EPA we support this effort to reduce the deadly effects that carbon pollution has on the health of our children and our environment. The EPA needs to hear from you—add your voice in favor of this historic regulation!

"We are quite pleased that the President has kept his commitment to confront the greatest challenge of our lifetime: climate change," said LWVUS President MacNamara in reaction to the Obama Administration's new proposal limiting the amount of carbon pollution for new power plants.

A guest blog post from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS on their testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources, prevent climate change and protect our public health.

Following today’s EPA proposal of the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for new power plants, a coalition of environmental and progressive groups, supporting strong clean air standards, pledged their support for this important action.

“We are quite pleased that today the President has taken the necessary steps to confront the greatest challenge of our lifetime: climate change,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of LWV.

After months of calling on the President to move forward with life-saving measures to protect our children, our nation and the world from the damaging effects of climate change, I was proud to stand by while he announced his plan to cut carbon pollution.

“Today is a turning point in the fight against climate change," Elisabeth MacNamara said of today's speech by President Obama.

Now is the time for the U.S. to lead the world through the greatest environmental challenge of our generation. Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and urge President Obama to protect our country and our planet and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.