On January 2, 2011, for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency began to regulate carbon emissions, having declared that they form a significant danger to human health and well-being. In the absence of comprehensive legislation on climate change, this is the only recourse the administration has for regulating carbon and thereby fulfilling our obligations under international law.
Now Congress wants to force the EPA to stop, and is even taking aim at the Clean Air Act, one of the most successful pieces of legislation ever. We need to let our senators know that climate change is a moral issue, and that we have an obligation to ourselves, our neighbors and to future generations to reduce carbon pollution. We just completed a successful letter-writing campaign, but we still urge you to call the senators (or your representative) and tell them to protect public health and defend the Clean Air Act.
Senator Casey’s phone numbers: Senator Toomey’s phone numbers:
Washington, Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 Washington, (202) 224-4254
Harrisburg, (717) 231-7540 Harrisburg, (717) 782-3951
Philadelphia, (215) 405-9660 Philadelphia, (215) 597-7200
Pittsburgh, (412) 803-7370
Scranton, (570) 941-0930
Erie, (814) 874-5080 Erie, (814) 453-3010
Bellefonte, (814) 357-0314
Allentown, (610) 782-9470 Allentown, (610) 434-1444
Calling takes only a minute (you simply need to give your name, hometown, and a very brief message), but it makes a big difference. Read these reflections from PA IPL board member Joy Bergey to learn more about the Clean Air Act:
Help keep the EPA working to protect our environment