Saturday, April 18, 2009

From Grist: How to comment on the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health

This in from Grist -- "Got something to say about the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases are a threat to public health and welfare? You’ve got 60 days to speak, or forever hold your peace."

Go to Grist's site to find out how to comment.

Update: You can read more about the history of the EPA's announcement at NRDC's Switchboard. Also, on April 20th there will be a live chat about the issue with the NRDC.

As far as what to put in your comment to the EPA (as noted in the above link to on Grist's site), you can note the following:
  • You support higher standards for clean-burning, fuel-efficient automobiles, including electric and hydrogen vehicles
  • You would like to see a stop to adding more coal plants, and actually reduce the current amount of coal plants
  • Instead, you want to see renewable, responsible energy -- like wind, geothermal, wave, and solar technologies
  • You would like to see a cap-and-trade program along with other needed regulations that would curb and reduce emissions from manufacturing plants
  • Finally, you would like to see support for significant domestic and international reforestation projects

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