12 Jan '18, 9pm

Clean Power Plan Hearings: Powerful Voices Against Repeal

When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed to repeal the Clean Power Plan – the largest step yet taken to curb America’s climate-changing carbon pollution – he scheduled a single public hearing, in Charleston, West Virginia, last November and allowed a short period for public comment that was intended to wrap up next Tuesday. Pruitt might have hoped that a hearing in coal country would yield an outpouring of public support for rolling back climate protections, that his agency could avoid facing the public in other parts of the country, and that he could get by with a minimalist approach to public comment. None of this held true. More than 250 witnesses appeared at the Charleston hearing, and more than 80 percent of them supported keeping the Clean Power Plan instead of trashing it. And state and local officials and a wide variety of public health, civic, and environmenta...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/david-doniger/clean-power-pl...

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