Pennsylvania Citizens’ Hearing on EPA’s Carbon Standard—June 13, Pittsburgh

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):

This is your chance to tell the EPA how you feel about reducing industrial carbon pollution!

  • Wednesday, June 13
  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, 414 Grant St. 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Hosted by City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak
  • Register to testify by contacting Tiffany Hickman at hickman@pennfuture.org or 412-258-6682.

Background: On Thursday, May 24, 2012, concerned doctors, nurses, moms and everyday citizens descended on Washington, DC and Chicago to testify at public hearings on EPA’s proposed carbon standard for new power plants. Medical professionals and public health officials agree that unchecked carbon pollution contributes to climate change and an increase in dangerous smog, triggering more episodes of respiratory distress in children and seniors. For the approximately 15 percent of Pennsylvania children that have suffered from asthma, this new standard will reduce industrial pollution by 123 billion pounds annually and help reduce missed school days, missed work days, severe asthma attacks, and hospital visits. The EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standard is critical to protect the health of our children and families.

Without traveling to DC or Chicago, you can speak out in support of this critical public health safeguard. Join us at a citizens’ hearing on the rule here in southwestern Pennsylvania. To date over one million comments have been submitted in support of this rule! This event will be an opportunity for Pennsylvania residents to learn more about the new carbon standard, hear expert testimony, and have a chance to submit your own official comments to EPA.

Can’t make it? You can still take action at https://secure2.convio.net/penn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=873.

 

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