Today U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy delivered remarks on steps the EPA is taking to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The National Audubon Society released the following statement:

“Cutting carbon pollution is the single most important thing we can do to protect birds – and ourselves – in a changing world,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold (@david_yarnold). “The science is clear: Carbon pollution is profoundly damaging to our air, water, natural spaces, and wildlife, and failure to tackle the problem is no longer an option. Sure, energy companies are going to howl, but they can’t get a free pass to dump harmful waste into our air any longer, and they’re fully capable of innovating their way to solutions.”

For more, see Yarnold’s column, “A Big Step”: http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/audubon-view-1

 

Contact: David J. Ringer, dringer@audubon.org, 212-979-3062