Sorry for the short notice on this one, but we've got a rapid-response moment on our hands.
On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public listening session in San Francisco about their new rules on coal-fired power plants. These new EPA rules could be a powerful way to reduce climate pollution in the coming years -- and these hearings were designed to gather community input.
Predictably, the fossil fuel industry is pulling out all the stops to weaken, block, or delay these rules. We've heard reports that they're flying in coal lobbyists and corporate shills to make the EPA think that the public doesn't really want tough new regulations on coal plants. We can't let that happen -- and that's where you come in.
Will you join us in San Francisco this Tuesday November 5th for the EPA public listening session on coal-fired power plants? Together, we can prevent corporate polluters from hijacking this event.
Here are the details:
What: Rally and Public Listening Session on coal-fired plants
Who: You, your friends, and people representing a diverse coalition of climate activists.
When: Tuesday, November 5th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: U.S. EPA Region 9 Offices, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco (Click here for a map)
Sign Up: Click here to register with the EPA.
We know that coal-fired electricity is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in the US, and that we need to make a just transition to clean energy as soon as possible. These EPA rules can help make that transition happen -- but not if we let the coal industry stand in the way.
Coal is bad for our health, bad for our communities, and bad for the climate. From Appalachia, where the tops of mountains are blown off to mine coal, to communities living with respiratory diseases and cancers in the shadow of power plants, the coal industry has run ragged over our country. Coal CEOs continue to reap profits while ripping off workers and the planet -- and it's past time to move our country and our planet beyond fossil fuels.
Hope you can join us on Tuesday,
Anna Goldstein for the 350.org team
P.S. If you can volunteer to take notes, help with hand-outs, and hold signs, please email Connie Mahon at cmahan [at] audubon.org
P.P.S. Can't make it? If you are unable to attend the listening session in person, the EPA is also accepting input by email at carbonpollutioninput [at] epa.gov
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