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EPA Holds Public Hearing on Important New Carbon Pollution Control Measures, Climate Activists Rally in Support

The EPA wants to hear the public's opinion about new proposed regulations on carbon emissions, and climate activists want you to be there to show your support.

 

 

Activists and Organizatons are planning a rally and press conference to coincide with an upcoing public hearing held by the EPA to discuss proposed regulations on carbon emissions from new power plants.

 

The Sierra Club, the Climate Reality Project, and other activists plan to meet outside EPA Headquarters to show their support for the new power plant regulations, which will limit carbon emissions for the first time for an industry that accounts for 40% of the United States' carbon pollution.  The new limits were proposed in September, following President Obama's promise to reduce power plant emissions as a key element of his administration's initiative to address climate change. 

 

The Sierra Club announced the results of a recent national survey of 1,000 registered voters that found 7 in 10 support strong carbon pollution limits on power plants.

 

Details:

Who: The public- that means you!
WhatEPA Public Hearing on Limiting Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants
When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11 EST for a rally and press conference outside, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm for the hearing itself (if you'd like to speak at the hearing, please email garrett.pamela@epa.gov)
WhereEPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC
Why: Because the health of our planet and future generations are counting on us.