168 American Businesses Urge EPA to Move Forward on Carbon Cutting Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a significant boost in its efforts to cut carbon from our energy supply with a statement of strong support from over 150 businesses convened by the American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN). Signatories included brands like ECOS, MegaFood, Avocado Green Brands, and New Leaf Paper, and groups like Natural Investments LLC and the US Hemp Building Association.
This summer has been marked by severe climate impacts, with Texas experiencing record-breaking heat waves leading to blackouts and wildfires in Canada spreading smoke across the United States mainland. Most recently, Hawaii’s island, Maui is currently recovering from an unprecedented and devastating wildfire. These events underscore the urgent need for a more reliable and resilient energy supply.
“The proposed EPA rule offers clear pathways to modernize power production in our country and would result in a substantial reduction of carbon pollution, estimated at nearly 617 million metric tons by 2042,” explains ASBN Director of Climate and Energy, Michael Green. “Our business members vocalized support for this initiative because they value the significant role that businesses can play in being good and responsible stewards of our planet and setting an example for others to follow.”
As a collective, ASBN recognizes the importance of transitioning to cleaner energy sources and reducing our carbon footprint. This EPA ruling provides a crucial framework for achieving these goals and ensuring a healthier environment for future generations of Americans.
“We encourage other businesses to join us in supporting the EPA’s Ruling on Cutting Carbon. Together, we can make a significant impact in the fight against climate change and pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient energy sector,” says Green.
For more information about ASBN and our efforts to protect our air and environment, please visit our website: https://www.asbnetwork.org
Katie Ellman, Communications Lead, American Sustainable Business Network