Seditious 6: Don't Defy Obama's Clean Power Plan

Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX), Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) say they will not comply with President Obama's signature climate policy. Each has questioned the existence of human-induced global warming, and instead wants to lead a rebellion against President Obama's Clean Power Plan, an effort to cut global warming pollution and slow climate change.

The newly-final Clean Power Plan sets our nation's first targets for reducing global warming pollution from power plants. It is the centerpiece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, and the cornerstone of his pledge to the United Nations that the United States will lead the world in fighting global warming. It was even endorsed by dozens of Fortune 500 businesses who embraced the call to move from dirty, polluting power not just for the sake of our planet, but to create jobs and opportunity as well

States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change, but these six governors are trying to incite a rebellion on behalf of the fossil fuel industry. The Clean Power Plan is the first rule in U.S. history to fight global warming pollution from power plants -- It's not perfect, but it's a good step toward the climate resilient future we need. Additionally, reducing carbon pollution from power plants will have significant benefits to public health. Who wouldn't want to lead the world in climate action, and save the lives and health of their constituents? These six Governors, that's who. And that's why we're calling them the Seditious Six.

In March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, urged governors to disregard the Obama team's requirement that states draw up and submit their own paths for achieving their emissions targets. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence became the latest to join their ranks in late June, declaring in a letter to President Barack Obama that he would not abide by the plan "if the final rule has not demonstrably and significantly improved." As a congressman in 2009, Pence falsely accused prominent climate scientists of falsifying data. So, it will take a lot of messages to convince him.

Gov. Abbott has set Texas up to fail, and the lone star state will be left in the dust while the rest of the country addresses climate change and growing their economies with clean energy and technology. Sign here to tell Abbot this is no "remember the Alamo" moment and to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

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