UPDATE (9/16/14): COMMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1st – If you did not get a chance to make it to the hearing, you can submit comments until December 1st.
UPDATE (8/1/14): Thanks to everyone who came out in support of our climate at the EPA hearing in Denver. There was overwhelming support for the proposed plans, with most urging the EPA to go further. If you did not get a chance to make it to the hearing, you can submit comments until October 16th.
Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
& Wednesday, July 30th, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
EPA Region 8 Building
1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
UPDATE (7/26/14): We need to pack the room with Clean Power supporters! Join us and our allies for a full two days of Clean Power Plan Hearing Events. If you can’t make it to the the hearing, submit written comments to show support for these necessary, but not sufficient regulations.
Highlights of Events Surrounding EPA Hearing:
Testimony Prep & Line Up
Tuesday, 7:00 am – 9:00 @ The Alliance Center Parking Lot
Clean Air Event
Tuesday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ The Millennium Bridge
Breakfast, Prep & Line-up
Wednesday, 7:30 am – 9:00 am @ The Alliance Center
Presentation: Balancing Power – Building a Movement
Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am @ The Alliance Center
Organizing 101: How can You Empower Your Community?
Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ The Alliance Center
Wrap-up Press Event
Wednesday, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Alliance Center Lobby
UPDATE (7/18/14): The EPA Hearing for the Clean Power Plan is fully booked. Thanks to everyone who signed up and flooded the registration. But we still need your support! We are working with Sierra Club and our other allies to show support for strong regulations. This is the only hearing west of Pittsburgh. We need people presence greater than the fossils. Even if you can’t formally speak at the hearing, your attendance is essential. Join us at events surrounding the hearings. Details to be shared as soon as they’re solid. Help rally supporters! Sign up for phone-banking and help spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
Clean Energy Action knows that these rules should be a floor not a ceiling, although they are still being attacked from the champions of the fossil-laden status quo. Now is the time to show public support to ensure these rules get passed. CEA will work on strengthening them as the process unfolds.
If you are registered to speak – please forward your time slot to Bryce Carter at the Sierra Club for messaging and support for your testimony.
UPDATE (7/1/14): The EPA has added an additional day for public comment on the 30th due to the fact that they have gotten flooded with requests to comment. Our registration link is now being facilitated by our friends at the Sierra Club in order to get folks onto any waiting list. Industry is already outpacing us for registration – we need your support for strong regulations.
The EPA just released their proposed carbon regulations on existing power plants. They will require a 30% reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.
While this will by far the most sweeping regulation addressing climate change in the US, the bar is set pretty low. Although Colorado has the 10th most carbon intensive energy in the country, former Governor Bill Ritter told Colorado Public Radio that we are on track to meet the proposed regulations – 10 years early.
We want to go beyond that.
Colorado is lucky enough to have one of the four public hearing being hosted in Denver.