The CPR Initiative Petition to The EPA

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Seeking A Phase out of New and A Removal of Legacy Fossil Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emissions


This Petition demands that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not only phase out dangerous Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, but also compel oil, gas and coal companies to clean up their mess. How so? By removing excess “legacy” carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH2) in the air – or else pay into a carbon removal fund to ensure that the removal happens.

Under existing law (including the Toxic Substances Control Act) the EPA is required, in response to our Petition, to determine if fossil fuel GHG emissions present an imminent and unreasonable risk of serious or widespread injury to health or the environment.1Specifically, here, the Petition demands that the EPA commence rule-making aimed at phasing out fossil fuel GHG emissions and a cleanup of legacy GHG emissions in the atmosphere and oceans. If so, then the Agency needs to take action “to the extent necessary” to ensure that these chemical substances no longer present such risks.

Read the Full CPR Initiative Petition to The EPA

Notable Endorsements:

James E. Hansen

– Petition Signatory –

Director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Earth Institute, Columbia University & former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Lise Van Susteren

Physician, Board Member: Physicians for Social Responsibility, Earth Day Network, Climate Psychiatry Alliance, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, CPR Initiative

Donn J. Viviani

– Petition Signatory –

President, Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative; retired EPA scientist

John M. Fitzgerald

CPR Initiative Board Member, Environmental Investigation Agency; Government Relations attorney and consultant, Methane Action

Tim Crosland

Director, Plan B
(planb.earth)

John Birks

– Petition Signatory –

Professor Emeritus
Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dev Noily

Senior Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland / Piedmont, CA

Nelson Bonner

Artist, technical writer, and technology editor and educator

Stefanie Herrington

Estate planning attorney and founder of Montecito Law Group, Santa Barbara, CA

Cathy Orlando

Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International

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    Specifically, here, the Petition demands that the EPA commence rule-making aimed at phasing out fossil fuel GHG emissions and a cleanup of legacy GHG emissions in the atmosphere and oceans.