Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fwd: Share your ideas and input on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants

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Date: Oct 23, 2013 4:16 PM
Subject: Share your ideas and input on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants
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Share your ideas and input on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting ideas and input from the public and stakeholders about the best Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Power plants are the nation's largest stationary source of carbon pollution, responsible for about one third of all greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.

The Clean Air Act gives both EPA and states a role in reducing air pollution from power plants that are already in operation. The law directs EPA to establish guidelines, which states use to design their own programs to reduce emissions. Before proposing guidelines, EPA must consider how power plants with a variety of different configurations would be able to reduce carbon pollution in a cost-effective way.
The feedback will play an important role in helping EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect the latest and best information available. The agency will seek additional public input during the notice and comment period once it issues a proposal, by June 2014.
EPA is holding eleven listening sessions across the country to solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders. The Pacific Northwest listening session will be held: 
DATE:  Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME:  3:00 – 6:00 pm PST
LOCATION:  Henry M. Jackson Federal Building | 915 Second Ave. | Seattle, WA 98104
Meeting format: The meeting will consist of some brief presentations by EPA leaders and air experts. The rest of the time will be filled by short speaking opportunities for the public and stakeholders. We hope to allow three minutes per speaker, but that will depend on how many people sign up to speak. 
To provide input: If you want to give input at the session, please indicate that when you register using the link below. We will also accept registrations the day of the session, but there are a limited number of time slots, so please register in advance. If you are not able to provide input during the meeting, you can submit written input that day. You may also email your input any time between now and November 8, 2013 to
Register to attend the Seattle meeting: 
More information on these sessions:
More information about EPA's carbon pollution standards for the power sector: 
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Caryn Sengupta (, (206) 553-1275.
EPA provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meetings, please notify Caryn Sengupta at (206) 553-1275, or by email at
TTY users may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8839 and give the operator Caryn Sengupta's phone number. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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