Washington, DC — 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben released the following statement on the new EPA rules for existing coal fired power plants:
“This is good–these rules will help advance the obvious tasks of moving America off coal. It’s one of the many things that simply have to happen if we have a chance of catching up with the physics of climate change. Others include rejecting Keystone XL, securing a powerful international agreement, and ending dangerous energy exploration, like fracking and tar sands mining. This is what good organizing does, and more of it will keep the ball rolling. Movement pressure is starting to bring results.”
Over the coming months, 350.org will work with its hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists across the country to strengthen and support the new regulations, and continue to build a strong movement for bold climate action.
350.org is working with a broad coalition of groups to organize the largest climate march in history in New York City this September in the lead up to the Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit. President Obama is expected to address the summit and announce more steps the US will take to address the climate crisis.