Update on Our Petition to EPA to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas Pollution
Contents Background James Hansen, Individual Petitioner, Climate Scientist & CPR Initiative Advisor Donn Viviani, Individual Petitioner, former EPA scientist, CPR Initiative Board President John Birks, Individual Petitioner, atmospheric scientist, and CPR Initiative Board Member Richard Heede, Individual Petitioner, Climate Accountability Analyst & CPR Initiative Advisor Lise Van Susteren, Individual Petitioner, physician & writer, & CPR… Continue reading EPA Said “No.” Petitioners Respond.
Petition to Phase Out 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.