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Oct. 29: Citizens’ Climate Hearing in Asheville

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Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, 828-275-0564, jennifer@cleanenergy.org

Melissa Williams, 828-258-8737, Melissa@WNCA.org

Oct. 29: Citizens’ Climate Hearing in Asheville
Community leaders and general public invited to comment on the EPA’s proposed rule to protect public health

ASHEVILLE – In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) from new fossil fueled power plants. Carbon pollution is fueling climate-related disasters, such as last October’s Superstorm Sandy and this summer’s extreme flooding, droughts and wildfires. Carbon pollution also worsens air quality, aggravating public health.

Community leaders, parents, children and other concerned citizens will gather at a Citizens’ Climate Hearing on Oct. 29 at Asheville’s Cathedral of All Souls to voice support for climate pollution limits.

All comments will be recorded and sent to the agency as an official public record.

A convocation will precede this hearing, which coincides with the national Day of Remembrance for Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events fueled by climate pollution.

Event Details

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29

Where: Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St., Asheville

Hosting Groups: Cathedral of All Souls, Climate Parents, Sierra Club, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Western North Carolina Alliance and Western North Carolina Green Congregations

Cost: Free; light refreshments will be served.

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Founded in 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.cleanenergy.org

For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our communities vibrant. WNCA empowers citizens to be advocates for livable communities and the natural environment of Western North Carolina. www.wnca.org