To the editor,
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America.
Across the state, Ohioans have felt the consequences of global warming, including heat waves, drought, and poor air quality caused by pollution.
The National Climate Assessment, released in May, recognized today's impacts with the statement, "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present."
This announcement is a huge win for the health of our families and our environment. It is in large part a testament to the millions of Americans, more than 600 local elected officials, and hundreds of small businesses who have already demanded the cutting of carbon pollution.
EPA's proposal, once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has ever taken to combat global warming and it's our best chance to give our children a legacy we can be proud of.
We'll be counting on Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to step up to the plate and support these limits on carbon pollution from power plants.