President Biden promised to address the climate crisis by cutting climate pollution in half by 2030 and to deliver strong public health protections for all communities, including those historically overburdened by pollution.
The Climate Action Campaign’s “Solutions for Pollution” campaign will call on the Biden administration to carry out its responsibilities under our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, by advancing approximately 20 protections across federal agencies that could cut climate pollution in half by 2030, advance vital public health and environmental justice goals, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and create new economic opportunity.Take Action
" This is the challenge of our collective lifetimes, an existential threat to human existence as we know it and every day we delay the cost of inaction increases."
– President Joe Biden
President Biden & Administrator Regan: Time for Strong Solutions for Pollution!
We live in a world where pollution threatens not only our environment but also our health and well-being. That’s why we’re asking President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan to adopt the strongest possible solutions for pollution! We’re at a critical juncture, and we cannot afford to delay action any longer.
Moreover, the economic toll of inaction cannot be understated. The surge in extreme weather events, directly attributed to climate change, is reaching alarming proportions. In just the first seven months of 2023, we witnessed a staggering fifteen confirmed climate disaster events causing losses exceeding $1 billion each, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This figure does not even account for the heartbreaking loss of life and property resulting from unprecedented wildfires in Maui or the devastation wrought by Hurricane Idalia.
Pollution affects every aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe to the water we drink, and it disproportionately impacts marginalized communities. We need stringent regulations, cleaner energy sources, and a commitment to environmental justice. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a brighter, cleaner future for everyone!Sign the petition now
Cleaning up Power Plant Pollution—A Visual Guide
This guide, available as a PDF, details how the strong administrative protections we urge the administration to implement will help clean up power plant pollution.
Ranging from carbon pollution standards and soot air quality standards to power plant wastewater standards and cross-state air pollution standards, these administrative protections advance vital public health and environmental justice goals. Click the button to see and download the guide.See the full graphic
Action Plan Summary, Solutions for Pollution Summary, and Principles for Strong Carbon Rules One Pagers
Action Plan Summary
Available as a PDF, this action plan categorizes the administrative actions under consideration by various Executive Branch agencies, ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency all the way to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The “Solutions for Pollution” campaign calls on the Biden administration to advance these actions, carrying out their responsibilities under existing laws, to help make President Biden’s vision and commitment a reality.see the full action plan
"Solutions for Pollution" Summary:
Available as a PDF, this summary explains the campaign we are undertaking, the opportunity before us, how we mean to engage the administration and federal policymakers, the public, and how we aim to win these solutions for pollution in order to protect our health, advance justice, create economic opportunity, and tackle the climate crisis.
The “Solutions for Pollution” campaign calls on the Biden administration to advance these actions, carrying out their responsibilities under existing laws, to help make President Biden’s vision and commitment a reality.see the summary
CAC Principles for Strong Carbon Pollution Standards:
If President Biden is going to meet his promise to cut climate pollution in half by 2030, his administration needs to use all of its existing authority to slash carbon pollution from dirty power plants through new standards that are expected in Spring 2023. This document outlines our key principles that the Biden administration must include in any proposed carbon pollution standards to ensure the President can meet his climate, clean energy, and justice goals.see the principles
Solutions for Pollution Action Plan Progress Tracker
This is a visualization of the Biden administration’s progress on moving forward quickly and boldly on the Solution for Pollution Action Plan. Now is the time for the Biden administration to take meaningful and immediate action to tackle the climate crisis and protect our health, air, land, water, and wildlife. This resource will be updated as needed on a rolling basis.see tracker
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Our groups represent communities and interests across our nation and society. We believe that adopting strong solutions for pollution will protect our health and environment, advance environmental justice in historically overburdened communities, and accelerate the transition to clean energy to power America into the future.
For More on the Standards
For more information on the proposed administrative actions, including the full legal text, please click here to visit the Federal Register.
To learn more about what the EPA is doing on climate change, click the button below to visit the EPA.