Carol Browner, former EPA Chief, to Headline Citizen Hearing on Industrial Carbon Pollution

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    Citizen hearing

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

    Gunston Middle School

    Arlington, VA

    ARLINGTON, VA – On Wednesday, June 13th, Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and advisor to the President on energy and climate, will partner with residents in Northern Virginia who plan to speak up in support of a new standard reducing industrial carbon pollution. In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. Carbon pollution leads to increases in the number of bad air quality days, resulting in more asthma attacks, heat-related deaths, respiratory complications and other health threats. These health threats already have a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable to poor air quality, including children, the elderly, communities of color and low-income residents here in Northern Virginia.

    The EPA is currently accepting comments on this standard from the general public until June 25th. The League of Conservation Voters, Environment Virginia, and Sierra Club are co-hosting a Citizens Hearing to give Northern Virginians another opportunity to voice support for industrial carbon pollution limits and submit their comments to the EPA.  

    WHO:

    Carol M. Browner, Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Gloria Pan, Executive Director, Moms Rising

    Dr. Chris Lillis, MD, Board Member, Doctors for America

    Dr. Ravi Gupta, MD, Internist, Fairfax County

    Dr. James Kinter, Professor of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University

    Community Leaders and Residents of Northern Virginia

    *hosted by the League of Conservation Voters, Environment Virginia, Sierra Club

    WHERE:

    Theatre Room 1

    Gunston Middle School

    2700 S. Lang Street

    Arlington, VA 22206