On January 24, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) proposed the Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017 (H.R. 637). This bill would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ability to address climate change. There has been no action since the bill was introduced, but we can't sit idly by while plans are being made to tear down critical public health and environmental protections. Rep. Palmer is hosting a town hall meeting for constituents on Saturday, February 25 at 9 a.m. at Hoover City Hall. We will bring this petition and signatures with us to urge him to reconsider. We encourage you to attend as well.
Please enter your information below to endorse the following statement:
H.R. 637 is dangerous and will prove disastrous if it becomes law. I take specific issue with this section:
"The term 'air pollutant' does not include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride."
There is no scientific, logical or reasonable basis to conclude that these harmful emissions do not constitute “air pollution.” Furthermore, climate change is the single greatest threat now and to future generations. The pollutants H.R. 637 seeks to exempt from the EPA’s ability to regulate under the Clean Air Act contribute to climate change. Accordingly, Rep. Palmer, co-sponsors of this bill, and anyone who votes for it are directly threatening my environment and my health and the ability of future generations to enjoy life on this planet in the same way I have thus far. I vehemently oppose H.R. 637.