Nov 12-13: Climate Rally and EPA hearing
President Obama and the EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants. Pittsburgh was chosen as one of 4 hearings cities.
Our Pittsburgh climate movement must show up in force to show Senator Casey and Tom Wolf that PA can be a state leader to protect our climate, and their constituents have their back.
RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE (11:30-12:30 November 12, Federal Building).
Come for speakers, music, and to show the media that Pittsburgh is a climate leader.
The hearing itself will run on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with lunch breaks from noon to 1 p.m. and a dinner break on Thursday from 5-6 p.m.) You can sign up to speak here, and some spots may be available on-site and/or by contacting Eva.
The Clean Power Plan will:
1. Cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
2. Cut pollution that leads to soot and smog by over 25 % in 2030.
3. The Clean Power Plan will lead to climate and health benefits worth an estimated $55 billion to $93 billion in 2030, including avoiding 2,700 to 6,600 premature deaths and 140,000 to 150,000 asthma attacks in children.
4. Show the world that the United States is committed to leading global efforts to address climate change.