SF officials call for action plan targeting carbon pollution

San Francisco city leaders, businesses and environmentalists are pushing for what they believe is an urgent need to address unchecked carbon pollution from power plants that is causing climate change.

The call for action came as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a listening session in The City on Tuesday, seeking input on its upcoming carbon-pollution standards for existing power plants.

“San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan has made our city a leader in the battle against global warming, but we also support strong federal action to combat the problem,” said David Chiu, president of the Board of Supervisors who introduced the Clean Air Cities resolution.

Supervisor Eric Mar echoed Chiu, saying officials have a moral duty to stop climate change.

“It is imperative that we address the causes of climate change now in order to provide a safe and sustainable future for our children and subsequent generations,” Mar said.Bay Area NewsClimate Action PlanEnvironmental Protection AgencySupervisor David Chiu

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