Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines
The BlueGreen Alliance submits comments on EPA's proposed rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources.
The BlueGreen Alliance was founded in 2006 with the recognition that we can no longer be forced to choose between good jobs and a clean environment; that now, we can and must have both. This drives our belief that climate change can and must be addressed in a way that creates and maintains quality jobs and provides economic opportunity.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. It is a threat to our environment and to our economy, and it is imperative that we take action to address it. Proposals to address climate change should also work to ensure that the transition to a clean energy economy fosters an
improved quality of life for all Americans. Specifically, efforts to reduce carbon emissions should go hand in hand with efforts to increase the number and quality of family-supporting jobs where workers can exercise their basic rights. The EPA’s final rule should help create the conditions for a sustainable economy and environment in order to enrich the lives of individuals, families and communities.