“I support the strongest standard on carbon emissions from power plants, alternatively called the Cut Climate Pollution Plan, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), because given that we have just recorded the hottest July in history and natural disasters are quickly increasing in number, it appears that climate change is spiraling at a record rate. It is critical that the EPS’s draft rule is enacted to protect our earth. The rule will provide safeguards for public health, especially for the most vulnerable.  It will help slow climate change.  This standard will By protecting the viability of Mother Earth and public health we can expect our citizenry to be able to thrive rather than succumb to poor health and natural disasters. I urge you to do everything within your power to bring this standard to fruition to protect the earth and her people and ensure viability for both.”

Jacqueline Brayman, Ed.D., Executive Director, North End Wellness Coalition, Grand Rapids, Michigan