Climate Justice Alliance

The CPP represents an important first step by the United States government in confronting climate change – but it does not go far enough. To begin with, the Clean Power Plan addresses only one part of the equation to address climate change – fossil fueled power plants. But even in that limited context, there’s room for great improvement.
This is why the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) has issued a frontline Environmental Justice (EJ) community response to the CPP, called the Our Power Plan. It identifies what in the Clean Power Plan is helpful and harmful for families and communities. It presents clear and specific strategies for implementing the Clean Power Plan in a way that will truly benefit our families’ health and our country’s economy. We believe that the solutions to the climate crisis are present in the creativity, innovation, resourcefulness and determination that can be found in frontline, environmental justice communities.

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