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We Have To Stop Trump From Repealing The Clean Power Plan

It's one of the most important EPA accomplishments you've never heard of, and now Donald Trump is trying to tear it down. Tell Scott Pruitt and the EPA to protect the Clean Power Plan.

1. Not sure what the Clean Power Plan is? Well, it sets limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

2. It also encourages investment in clean energy.

3. It was proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

4. But now that the EPA is under President Trump, the agency has decided that, actually, it wants to repeal the plan.

5. It's puzzling that the EPA would do this, because there's a lot that's good about the Clean Power Plan.

6. For instance, the Trump Administration’s own estimates show that the Clean Power Plan could prevent up to 4,500 premature deaths per year by 2030.

7. The EPA has said the Clean Power Plan would prevent 1,700 heart attacks...

8. ...90,000 asthma attacks...

9. ...and 300,000 missed days of work or school a year.

10. If we repeal the Clean Power Plan, we're saying we're okay with more sick kids, dirty air, and thousands of premature deaths that could have been prevented.

11. Let's put the public health protections aside for a minute — the Clean Power Plan is also great for our economy.

12. The Clean Power Plan means more clean energy. That's great, since solar and wind jobs are growing 12 times as fast as the rest of the US economy.

13. Because the coal industry is replacing workers with machines and explosives, clean-energy jobs can help us replace coal-mining jobs that are never coming back.

14. All told, the estimated public health and climate benefits of the Clean Power Plan are up to $54 billion. Look us in the eye and say you don't want $54 billion.

Trump’s EPA is holding only a single public hearing on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Make your voice heard now and tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to protect our health by defending the Clean Power Plan.