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CPR Initiative takes action under the law to change public policy consistent with the relevant science.

The science is clear: To protect and restore the climate system, we must phase out greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and remove a substantial portion of legacy emissions that now overheat the planet and acidify the ocean.

Historically, the United State’s GHG sources have contributed the most to fuel the climate crisis. Yet the federal government has imposed no meaningful restriction to-date on the production and use of fossil fuels, the major source of GHG pollution.

With your help, we aim to change that.

UpdateS on Our Campaign to Protect & Restore our climate

November 14, 2022

CPR Initiative Sues EPA to Compel Climate Pollution Phase Out

Renowned Climate Scientist James E. Hansen and Other Climate Experts Sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for Failure to Phase Out Climate Pollution.

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September 19, 2022

EPA Said “No.” Petitioners Respond.

Background: On June 16, 2022, on behalf of five expert Petitioners and two public interest groups, Dan filed our far-reaching Petition to Phase Out GHG Pollution to Restore and Stable and Healthy Climate. On September 14, EPA rejected the Petition.

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September 16, 2022

EPA Blew It,

But We Will Not Take “No” for an Answer.

On September 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House, following a month of political planning, in an event that reportedly “had all the markings of a pep rally,” President Biden led a celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Sharing the stage with House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Leader Schumer, West Virginia Senator. . .

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Our Petition to EPA to Phase Out GHG Pollution

On June 16, 2022, we filed a rule-making Petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas Pollution. On September 14, 2022, EPA rejected that Petition. Now, Petitioners have 60 days to decide if they will challenge EPA’s determination in court.

The Petition provides a firm legal foundation for a deep decarbonization program in the US, and a model to the world. This is critical, and long overdue. But it is also up to you.


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More Petition Resources

Visit our campaign page to learn more about our Petition to EPA to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution and our Campaign to Restore Our Climate.

Climate Emergency Forum presents Saving the EPA From Itself. Guest appearances by CPR Initiative’s Dan Galpern & Donn Vivianni. Published October 13, 2022.

Watch our July 8, 2022 webinar on the Impact of West v EPA, CPR Initiative’s Petition to Phase Out GHG Pollution: What’s The Supreme Court Got to Do With It?

Read more about CPR Initiative’s Petition in the News. We’ve gotten the attention of journalists at major media outlets, such as, The Washington Post and The Guardian.

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