With the election behind them, it’s time for Americans to get ready to take action to stop the destruction of the planet and its people.
For the first time in decades, a Republican-controlled Congress has passed a landmark law that would protect the climate from any future administrations.
Now is the time to demand action on climate change and other climate and energy issues, as well as to push for an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
With that, we must do everything in our power to protect our planet.
The key here is that the GOP leadership in Congress is not interested in solving climate change.
They are focused on blocking climate policies, instead of addressing the issues that are actually affecting us.
For example, the Republican majority in the House has blocked climate action for months.
Now they are trying to force the Trump administration to ignore its promises to repeal and replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.
If the administration does not agree to the House Republicans’ demands, it will have to start over and repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power plan once and for all.
The new Republican-led House would also repeal the Clean Power Act, which requires that the U.S. reduce its emissions by 25% below 2005 levels by 2030.
The EPA would be left to regulate carbon emissions.
This is where the fight to stop Trump’s agenda begins.
It’s a fight we can win.
It can happen in our own backyards, our streets, and even our schools.
The next step is to make sure we have the momentum and political power to defeat the Republican agenda.
It will require all of us, including the people who vote in the primaries, to unite around a common cause and to demand a more inclusive, accountable, and prosperous America.
In other words, we need to make our voices heard.
There are so many ways to help.
We can: Sign petitions and share our stories.
Write letters to members of Congress.
Support a local environmental group or organize an event.
Take action at the state level.
Take the time now to register your opposition to the Republicans’ agenda by signing the Petition to Stop Trump, which can be found at www.savetheplanet.org/Petition-to-Stop-Trump.
Let’s fight together.