US EPA Holds Mercury Hearing in Atlanta – Join us May 26!

May 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

US EPA is holding a public hearing in Atlanta, GA on May 26, giving us the opportunity to testify in support of a new rule to regulate toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Sign up here!

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to set national emissions standards for mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. The environmental community has been waiting for nearly 20 years for this rule. It’s a necessary step toward reducing toxic mercury emissions from coal plants nationwide.

Folks from the Southeast will have the opportunity to make public comments at an upcoming hearing in Atlanta, GA. On May 26, the EPA will hear comments from the public from 9am – 8pm at the Sam Nunn Federal Building, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The Nunn Federal Building is located across the 5 Points Mart Station in downtown Atlanta.

We want a strong showing from young people in Georgia at this hearing! Last Fall, several UGA students and young professionals from Atlanta spoke to the EPA about regulating inter-state emissions. The response was incredibly positive. Now, we have an opportunity to testify in support of this vital mercury rule. Public comment is extremely important; power companies and utilities have their own opportunities to comment, and we know they’ll never be in favor of regulation. This is our opportunity to voice our support for the EPA and the new mercury rule.

Sign up HERE with our Google Form.

You can learn more about the history of this rule at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy site or by visiting the EPA website.

See you in Atlanta May 26!

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