9 am to 8 pm at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building (1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219). A rally will be held at 10:15 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh (Allegheny Conference Room, on the 3rd floor; 1000 Penn Ave. 15222) followed by a short march across Liberty Avenue to present the EPA with a banner. Citizens wishing to testify can sign up HERE. Written comments may also be submitted by E-mailing to Docket@epa.gov with the Subject line reading: Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505. (See EPA’s tips for submitting comments.)
Sep 29: EPA hearings on methane emissions (and rally)
After publishing its proposed measures to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas industry, the EPA is holding a series of three hearings for public comment. They've chosen Dallas, Denver, and Pittsburgh. The proposed measures are aimed at combating climate change and improving air quality, and have generally earned the support of environmental groups, although even stronger action is warranted to fight climate change.