CPR Initiative’s Campaign To Restore Our Climate

Petition to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution to Restore a Stable & Healthy Climate

Petitioners include James E. Hansen, Donn Viviani, John Birks, Richard Heede, Lise Van Susteren, Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, and CPR Initiative.

We demand that the Environmental Protection Agency protect and restore the climate by exercising the full reach of its existing authority. How so? By compelling big oil, gas and coal to (1) phase out continuing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and (2) clean up their mess by removing, or paying to remove, residual and legacy GHGs pollution.

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA is required, in response to our Petition, to determine if GHGs present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. If so, then the Agency needs to take action “to the extent necessary” to ensure that these chemical substances no longer present such risks.

UpdateS on CPR Initiative’s Petition to EPA


November 14, 2022

We Sued EPA to Compel a Climate Pollution Phase Out

On November 12, 2022, Petitioners sued EPA, seeking judicial action to compel EPA to commence rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to phase out deadly climate pollution. . .

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November 7, 2022

CPR Initiative & Petitioners
Submit FOIA Request to EPA

CPR Initiative and Petitioners submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to EPA demanding records that show how EPA reasonably expects to get to “net zero” emissions by 2050. . .

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November 1, 2022 | Boulder, Colorado

Watch CPR Initiative Public Hearing on Climate Action

On November 1, 2022, CPR Initiative and the City of Boulder co-hosted a Public Hearing on Climate Action in Boulder, Colorado, City Chambers Building. . .

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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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