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Letter: EPA support

September 26, 2013

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To the editor:

Kansas Interfaith Power & Light and member congregations across Kansas stand in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for carbon pollution safeguards on new power plants.

We have a moral obligation to do everything we can to protect the health of all people, preserve Creation, and leave a safe climate for future generations. The new EPA rules are an important first step in cutting carbon pollution and improving air quality nationwide. We aim to fulfill the call from God to be stewards of Creation, and will be championing the EPA’s action in houses of worship across the state.

Power plants emit 40 percent of carbon pollution in the country, posing a major threat to Creation and the welfare of humankind. Yet there are currently no limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Just as the EPA has enforced safeguards to protect our health from arsenic, mercury and lead, the EPA can and must protect our health and take action on dangerous carbon pollution.

A strong standard for carbon pollution from new power plants, coupled with an upcoming standard for existing power plants, represent a historic effort to address the nation’s largest cause of global climate changing pollution, and we applaud the EPA for their work.

Comments

FarleyM 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The temperature has remained constant for the last 15 years. This is because of the EPA's tireless work? Where are the praises for their work. They have saved the earth.

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Liberty275 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Doing as little environmental damage is something we should all be in favor of. Using scare tactics to undermine corporations, not so much.

"At the heart of the problem lie the computer models which, for 25 years, have formed the basis for the IPCC’s scaremongering: they predicted runaway global warming, when the real rise in temperatures has been much more modest. So modest, indeed, that it has fallen outside the lowest parameters of the IPCC’s prediction range. The computer models, in short, are bunk."

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100238047/global-warming-believers-are-feeling-the-heat/

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Larry Moss 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Obviously people who don't pay electric bills.

It's not broke. So, lets go fix it.

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rtwngr 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree that we are called to be good stewards of God's creation and at one time the pollution that was being generated would have consumed us all if not brought under control. The new EPA regulations are designed to end the coal fired power plant industry as promised by our president, "he who shall not be named." The surface temperatures of the Earth have remained static for the last 15 years and now it appears that the polar ice caps are increasing rather than decreasing as decried by left leaning environmentalists. I would also disagree that there are no current regulations on coal fired power plants.

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Dont_Tread_On_Me 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Rabbi, you are forgetting that global warming is a hoax. The models are no where near correct and have vastly overstated the effects of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - as we will soon see with the new IPCC report.

We do need to protect God's Creation, but all these new regulations based on a scam will only end up costing us money.

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