Coal is killing our kids and our future
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Dan0 Responses

Fred is a lifelong physicist and environmental advocate. And he is also a father whose daughter Leslie suffered from asthma. 

During a terrible air quality day a few years ago, Leslie was having trouble breathing, and died in a local hospital. There was nothing the doctors could do.

As a dad, I realized coal power plants are killing our kids and our future.

The good news is that we can do something about it. As people of faith and moral commitment, we can fight for the health and future of our kids and our earth. 

The deadline is approaching for comments to the Environmental Protection Agency for their new power plant rules to limit carbon pollution from power plants by at least 30%. Will you take action? 

Click here to tell the EPA to cut carbon pollution now.

If we let Big Coal continue polluting our air at the current rate we could witness Greenland melt, sea levels rise more than 11 inches, and persistent flooding devastate major U.S. cities by 2045.

We can’t let it happen.

As people of faith, this is our opportunity to lift our voices in defense of God’s creation, but we’re only loud enough if we all join together.

Groundswell and Interfaith Power & Light are teaming up to launch this petition drive, and I hope you'll sign. Together, we can save the lives of the Leslies of the future. 

Click here to take action.

Power to you and to us together, 

Isaac

P.S. Fred and Leslie's names were changed to protect their privacy. His heartbreaking story is real. 




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