Obama can jumpstart a clean energy economy and start reducing global warming pollution immediately by doing the following:
- He can end the rush to build new coal plants by directing his EPA to require all new power plants to limit their global warming emissions.
- He can direct his EPA to approve plans by 18 states to require clean cars.
- He can direct his EPA to end mountaintop removal mining by stopping coal companies from dumping rock and waste into valleys and streams.
- He can restore America’s international leadership in the fight to end global warming by publicly committing the US to cut its CO2 emissions at least 35% by 2020.
Since two of these are directly related to many entries I have posted on this blog about coal, one includes California's (and 17 other states') efforts to do what the Federal government wouldn't - and should be adopted at the Federal level) and the last just makes sense, I urge you to go to http://action.sierraclub.org/CleanSlate yourself and sign the petition.
Yes, we can make America a leader again!