Coalition collects comments in support of EPA carbon regulation

The comments, totaling 2.1 million were collected over the past 10 weeks and the groups expect thousands more to be collected in the coming weeks

Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012 — A coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards have collected more than two million comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.

The comments, totaling 2.1 million were collected over the past 10 weeks and the groups expect thousands more to be collected in the coming weeks. This tally is the largest number of comments ever submitted to the EPA during a public comment period.

The following groups have gathered comments and signed onto the above statement: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, American Sustainable Business Council, Care2, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Climate Reality Project, Earthjustice, Energy Action Coalition, Environment America, Environmental Defense Fund, Fresh Energy, Greenpeace, Health Care Without Harm, Interfaith Power and Light, Leadership Center for the Common Good, League of Conservation Voters, League of Women Voters of the US, MomsRising, NAACP, National Audubon Society, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Presente.org, Sierra Club, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists, US Climate Action Network, Voces Verdes and the World Wildlife Fund.

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