Al Gore statement on EPA coal plant rules

Here it is:

Statement on Today’s Announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency September 20, 2013 : 9:33 AM

Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is an important step forward for our nation and our planet. From now on, future coal- and gas-fired power plants must take responsibility for their global warming pollution by reducing or capturing their overall emissions.

This is a critical achievement for President Barack Obama and his administration. In the face of an intransigent and inactive Congress, the President has made halting the climate crisis a priority. The policies announced today, combined with the rest of the President’s Climate Action Plan, will put us on the path toward solving the climate crisis, but Congress must also soon face the reality of the situation.

Three years ago, Congress failed to put a price on carbon and, in doing so, allowed global warming pollution to continue unabated. We have seen the disturbing consequences that the climate crisis has to offer—from a drought that covered 60% of our nation to Superstorm Sandy which wreaked havoc and cost the taxpayers billions, from wildfires spreading across large areas of the American West to severe flooding in cities all across our country—we have seen what happens when we fail to act. We need a price on carbon. We need it now.

2 thoughts on “Al Gore statement on EPA coal plant rules”

  1. Congress’ failure to put a price on carbon allowed global warming pollution to continue. What the heck is global warming pollution? Sunlight, water vapor? No wonder this guy has a Nobel Prize and I don’t. He certainly knows how to run a long term con.

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