Help Stop Global Warming. Act Now!

New York’s power plants want to keep spewing the pollution that causes climate change into our air.

Under New York’s role in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the state’s environmental agency will make dirty power plants clean up their act by requiring them to cut carbon dioxide emissions and pay a price for any remaining pollution.  


Tell the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that you want them to auction 100 percent of carbon dioxide allowances in order to ensure that power plants in New York State don’t get a free pass on pollution. 


Let’s make sure the regional climate plan gives power producers a real incentive to cut global warming pollution.

Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Commissioner Pete Grannis

Below is the sample letter:

Subject: NYS RGGI Rule Comment Period

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

As a New York resident and member of Environmental Advocates of New York, I am writing to express my support for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to cut power plant emissions under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

New York should make all of our power plants buy carbon dioxide allowances to force these polluters to clean up their act, without exception.

I want to stop New York’s power plants from spewing the pollution that causes climate change into the air.

Let’s stop dirty power plant polluters and cut their contribution to global warming.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

Ian Wilder

What’s At Stake:


We can help stop global warming.   

New York has led the way to create the country’s first plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants—the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.


Now we need to tell the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that power plants shouldn’t get carbon dioxide allowances for free under the plan—no exceptions.


We need to make sure that the regional climate plan gives power producers an incentive to cut greenhouse gas pollution. Making dirty power plants buy allowances forces them to clean up their act.


Help us stop these polluters and reduce global warming pollution. Click here to act now and contact the DEC.

If New York sells all of these allowances, instead of giving them away for free, the proceeds from their sale can be used to reduce energy demand, which in turn avoids further greenhouse gas pollution and reduces the cost of the climate plan for everyone. 


Selling 100 percent of carbon dioxide emissions allowances will help to show the true costs of pollution. Because power plants that produce the most greenhouse gas emissions cause the greatest amount of harm, it only makes sense that the dirtiest plants bear the largest burden of the cost.  

Free allowances should not be made available to power plants. 


Tell the DEC that you want them to auction 100 percent of carbon dioxide allowances. Click here to contact the DEC.


Stay tuned. We’ll be back in touch with updates on New York ’s role in the plan to cut climate-altering emissions.

For more information about Environmental Advocates of New York’s campaign to make New York State a leader in the fight to help stop global warming, visit

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