Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has issued an official finding that greenhouse gasses are a threat to public health and human welfare, we’re entering a 60 public comment period on the ruling. You can — and should — make your views known. For a non-specialist, I would say that an appropriate message is something like the observation that the ruling is clearly correct on the merits, and that you’ve heard some concern that EPA regulation isn’t necessarily the best way to handle this issue so you hope congress will pass a comprehensive energy plan that includes a carbon cap system but until that happens the EPA needs to do what it can.
Kate Sheppard explains how you can do it:
— Email: GHG-Endangerment-Docket@epa.gov
— Fax: 202.566.1741
— Snail mail: Environmental Protection Agency EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) Mailcode 6102T Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009–0171 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC, 20460
— In person: EPA Docket Center’s Public Reading Room EPA West Building, Room 3334 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004
Go at it. Seriously. If you have time to read this, you have time to write an email.