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EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Release Date: 02/05/2014
Contact Information: Julia P. Valentine (News Media Only), valentine.julia@epa.gov, 202-564-0496, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The proposed standards, which only apply to power plants built in the future, are flexible and would help minimize carbon pollution through the deployment of the same types of modern technologies and steps that power companies are already taking to build the next generation of power plants. Currently, there are no uniform national limits on the amount of carbon pollution new power plants can emit.

WHAT:
Public hearing on proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants

WHEN:
Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. ET - 8:00 p.m. ET

WHERE
:
William Jefferson Clinton East Building
Rooms 1152 and 1153
1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

**Members of the news media should be prepared to present photo credentials and allow additional time to enter the building and go through security.**

The public may register to speak in person on the day of the hearing and will be accommodated as time allows.

EPA also will accept written comments on the proposed standards until March 10, 2014.

More information on the hearings and instructions for submitting written comments:
http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards