Register now for Clean Power Plan hearing
Nov. 16 is the deadline to register to comment at the only public hearing scheduled on the Trump Administration’s proposed rollback of the Clean Power Plan. The hearing is set for Nov. 27-28 at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston.
EPA head Scot Pruitt says the CPP is not consistent with the Clean Air Act. This is what he contended when he was Oklahoma’s attorney general, and he was intent on dismantling the EPA. But the Clean Air Act grants EPA the authority and duty to regulate carbon emissions. The United States is now the only nation not in the Paris Climate Accord, but almost daily we hear more dire news about greenhouse gases, climate change and more intense weather disasters. Almost daily, too, we hear about the rise of renewable energy, with jobs in solar and wind growing twice as fast as for any other occupation.
Now another greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuel industry, fracking shale gas, is rising here, also at the expense of worker safety and communities’ clean air, clean water and health.
Coal and fracked gas corporations lie to us and try to divide us, telling us it is either jobs or our health – we can’t have both. As one of the poorest states in the nation, maybe we should stop believing the lies and try a new direction.
One thing we can do is keep the Clean Power Plan. You can also make written comments until Jan. 16, 2018.
See the article here.
- On November 16, 2017