EPA’S Clean Power Plan Calls for Reduction in Carbon Pollution Open for Comments from Now until December 1st

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Using Sunshine Clotheslines Instead of Dryers a Way for Homeowners to Help

With more and more people becoming aware of the growing threat of carbon pollution to the health of Americans, many are looking for ways to help slow down and even reverse the effects of this pollution.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined in 2009 that greenhouse gas pollution – especially that of carbon dioxide (CO2) – was a leading threat to Americans’ health and welfare. In response to the threat, EPA proposed a Carbon Pollution Standards plan on June 4th, 2014.

Called the “Clean Power Plan”, the proposed policy calls to cut levels of carbon emissions from power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Under the plan, by the year 2030, power plants in the U.S. are to emit carbon levels 30% below those registered in 2005.

Members of the public can make comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan until December 1st, 2014 at http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule.

Americans can also do their part to reduce carbon pollution. According to the EPA and Natural Resource Defense Council, clothes dryers in the U.S. emit 32 million metric tons of carbon dioxide yearly – using 43 billion kilowatt hours and 443 million therms of natural gas – at a cost of $9 billion per year. Homeowners can calculate their current annual carbon emissions at EPA’s website (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/individual.html) and discover more about what they can do to reduce personal pollution.

Fortunately, there is at least one simple and effective way for Americans to control their household carbon footprint and utility bills. “Clothes dryers are the second largest consumer of energy for all household appliances,” said Kris Wilson, spokesperson for G&G Industries, producers of the Sunshine Clothesline. “With the current focus on carbon pollution reduction at the EPA, many Americans are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Homeowners can easily reduce their bills and achieve a personal carbon pollution reduction by switching from dryers to clotheslines. Our Sunshine Clothesline offers an inexpensive, natural way to dry clothes that harnesses the energy of the sun and wind, while giving clothes that natural outdoors freshness.”

Patented in 1915, the Sunshine Clothesline has long been a fixture in the Upper Midwest where it appeals to practical natured citizens of the rural farmlands. The Sunshine Clothesline is still manufactured in a small facility less than 20 miles from where it was invented in rural Iowa. With the comparatively recent development of internet sales, the collapsible umbrella-style outdoor clothes dryer is making inroads across the country, offering all Americans a timeless, resourceful and inexpensive way to dry clothes.

About United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the natural environment. This is done through taking measures based on the best currently available scientific information and working with the government of the United States to create new regulations and standards, both at the federal and state level. For more information, please visit the website of the EPA.

About Sunshine Clothesline
The Sunshine Clothesline is the original umbrella-style outdoor clothesline, patented in 1915 by Joseph Clay. Manufactured in Parkersburg, Iowa, the clothesline has been a familiar sight across the Midwest for one hundred years. The Sunshine Clothesline has recently become popular across the U.S. as an inexpensive, convenient way to dry clothes using natural methods. For more information about the Sunshine Clothesline, please visit the company’s website.

Website: http://www.sunshineclothesline.com/
Website: http://www.epa.gov
Clean Power Plan: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
Calculator: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/individual.html

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