Today marks a Milestone.

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, agreed to reconsider a controversial decision by her predecessor that was considered favorable to coal plants. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times)

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today took the first step toward regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. Coal plants are the largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S.

Responding to a legal petition from the Sierra Club as well as over 50,000 emails from Sierra Club activists like you, the decision should halt virtually all new coal plant development as the EPA decides how to address global warming pollution from coal plants–opening the door for the development of clean energy solutions.

Here’s what the New York Times has to say:

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