Georgia Community Leaders Call on President Biden’s EPA to Implement Strong Standards to Cut Climate Pollution from Power Plants

Georgia residents would have improved health, a better environment, and higher quality of life with strong carbon pollution standards

June 23, 2023
Contact: Cary Ritzler, [email protected], 706-201-7668

Tybee Island, Georgia – On Tuesday, March 27 at 1 PM ET, community leaders from up and down Georgia’s coast will hold a press conference to raise awareness about the Biden administration’s recently proposed plan to cut climate pollution from power plants. Speakers from Savannah, Brunswick, and Sapelo Island will meet on Tybee Island to discuss the impacts of climate pollution on coastal communities, such as extreme weather and flooding, how carbon pollution impacts coastal residents and disproportionately harms Black and brown communities and other underserved communities, and how the first-ever carbon pollution standards for many power plants would improve Georgians’ lives.


Press conference to call on the Biden administration to finalize the strongest possible standards to cut climate pollution from power plants and raise awareness about the current public comment period on the proposed rules. The event is hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Climate Action Campaign, as part of their Solutions for Pollution coalition.


  • Nick Palumbo, District 4 Alderman / City of Savannah

  • Josiah (Jazz) Watts, Sapelo Descendant and Justice Strategist / 100 Miles

  • Dominique Mack, Senior Manager for Coastal Georgia / Partnership for Southern Equity

  • Chris Carnevale, Climate Advocacy Director / Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

  • Chassidy Malloy, Community Organizer / Georgia Conservation Voters


Tuesday, June 27 at 1 pm ET


North Beach – 37 Meddin Dr., Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
Rain site: Memorial Park – 402 Jones Ave., Tybee Island, GA 31328

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Cary Ritzler at [email protected]


About Climate Action Campaign
CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.

About the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Since 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has worked to promote responsible and equitable energy choices to ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at

About The Partnership for Southern Equity
Based in Atlanta, PSE is a nonprofit organization that advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. Through forums, research, and organizing efforts, PSE brings together the regional community to lift up and encourage just, sustainable, and civic practices for balanced growth and opportunity.