EPA’s McCarthy: We’re the Last Generation that Can Do Something About Global Warming

Obama ‘reminded us that while we are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change, we are the last that can effectively do something about it’

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EPA's Gina McCarthy: "Last week, President Obama announced EPA's clean power plan which is the biggest step our country has ever taken to fight climate change and protect this planet. He reminded us that while we are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change, we are the last that can effectively do something about it. He is right. I am so proud to be working for this president and so excited that our country has stepped up.

"I can stand here today and say we are doing something about it. For so long, many of us have worked toward this moment, not just in government but all across the state, communities, organizations and businesses across America. We limit toxics as well as smog and soot forming pollutants but now we have standards for carbon pollution as well. For the first time in history, the clean power plan sets those limits. They set it in common sense, achievable ways that will protect our kids' health."

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