In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) from new fossil fuel power plants and is now collecting comments from the public. Limiting pollution from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas will reduce the threat of climate disruption that is causing extreme weather events, droughts and wildfires.
Unfortunately, the EPA’s only public listening session in the Southeast is in Atlanta. As an alternative to attending an official EPA hearing, communities across the country will hold “Citizens’ Hearings” and all comments will be recorded and sent to the agency as an official public record.
Local and national environmental organizations have joined together to host a Citizens’ Climate Hearing at the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 to give North Carolinians and other Southeastern residents the opportunity to speak to the EPA in support of carbon limits on new power plants.
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