EPA Carbon Rules a Landmark Step to Protect America’s Outdoor Heritage, says National Wildlife Federation


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today unveiled landmark new limits on industrial carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Collin O’Mara, incoming president and CEO who joins the National Wildlife Federation on July 7, said today:

“Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the most significant step in our nation’s history to protect America’s communities and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. The science-based pollution limits are achievable and build upon the proven successes of numerous leading states. EPA has provided states with the flexibility necessary to achieve meaningful reductions in a way that unleashes American ingenuity to maximize benefits and strengthen the economy. This rule represents real progress, not only for America’s wildlife, fish and birds, but for the millions of sportsmen, wildlife watchers, and nature lovers who cherish America’s outdoor heritage.

“As President Theodore Roosevelt, the legendary sportsman conservationist, once said, ‘we should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.’ These carbon pollution limits will help sustain our outdoor heritage, conserve wildlife habitat, protect our clean air and water, and create thousands of clean energy jobs, not just now but for generations to come.  By taking this critical step towards establishing America’s global leadership position, it moves us all one step closer to securing an international agreement on cutting carbon pollution.

“The National Wildlife Federation and our affiliates look forward to working with the administration and the states to achieve the new standards and protect wildlife across the nation.” Read more here.

State’s Poultry waste data falls short

Ag Department public records on chicken litter lacking, convoluted A poultry feeding operation located of Highway 412 in eastern Oklahoma. (KJBOutdoors photo) By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF After four years of annual reports the general public no longer has access to a detailed accounting of how nearly 200,000 tons of ...
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