The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding 11 public “listening sessions” where the public can voice their ideas and concerns regarding EPA regulation of carbon pollution. These listening sessions are directly related to regulations that have the potential to close coal fired power plants that have already been affected and refitted as a result of the mercury and air toxics standards (MATS). The feedback given at these events will be used by the EPA to develop new ways to further regulate and reduce carbon emissions.
The hearings will be held in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Lenexa, KS, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.
It is extremely important that TCU members participate in the listening sessions. Your comments should focus on the impact additional regulations would have on jobs, grid reliability and electric rates. To ensure that you will be able to speak at a listening session, you must register here.
If you are planning on attending and need talking points, please contact the TCU Legislative Department at 301-840-8704.
Click here to view the informational flyer from the EPA.
Click here to view the TCU flyer on this subject.