30 Nov '17, 6pm

Overwhelming Number Turn Out to Support Clean Power Plan at Coal Country Hearing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA 's) only public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP ) featured many more people speaking in favor of the Obama-era effort to slash emissions from power plants. Even though EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt purposely held the meeting in Charleston "in the heart of coal country ," West Virginia to allow more coal stakeholders to testify in person, the vast majority of the 250 speakers at the two-day meeting at the West Virginia Capitol Complex actually approve of the CPP, VICE News reported. Only 30 or so speakers voiced their support for the repeal. Representatives from environmental and social justice groups such as the NAACP naturally spoke in favor of the plan , which would avert dangerous climate change and save billions of dollars due to the public health benefits of cutting polluting emissions. But p...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/clean-power-plan-hearing-2513800...

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