Petition to Phase Out GHG Pollution to Restore a Stable and Healthy Climate


For EMBARGOED Release on June 16, 2022, at 11am Eastern Time

CPR Initiative’s Petition to Phase Out GHG Pollution to Restore a Stable & Healthy Climate:

  • Will be filed at 10am ET on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at EPA Headquarters, Main Entrance, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC,
  • Will be discussed at our post-filing press conference, 11am ET at Freedom Plaza, 14th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC,
  • Will be released in full at our Petition page here,
  • Was discussed at a June 10 background press briefing. Recording is available here
  • Is the subject of our newly upgraded fact sheet, here.

The following Co-Petitioners will personally file the Petition and be available for interviews. (Bios here.) 

Dr. James E. Hansen, is the former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies and current Director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions.

Donn J. Viviani, is a retired Environmental Protection Agency scientist, following 35 years of service.

Dr. John Birks, is Chief Scientist at 2B Technologies, a company he co-founded in 1998 that develops and manufactures new products for air quality measurements. 

Richard Heede leads the Climate Accountability Institute and serves as the principal investigator for its widely-cited “Carbon Majors” project, which traces historical CO2 emissions to oil, natural gas, and coal companies.

Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, and an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate disruption.