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EPA to Hold Public Hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

Release Date: 05/21/2012
Contact Information: EPA Headquarters Cathy Milbourn milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355 EPA Region 5 Phillippa Cannon Cannon.phillippa@epa.gov 312-353-6218

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public hearings on May 24, 2012, on the proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants. The proposed standard, which only applies to power plants built in the future, is 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 is no uniform national limit on the amount of carbon pollution new power plants can emit.

WHO:
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHAT:
Public hearings on proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants

WHEN: May 24, 2012

The hearings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and Central Daylight Time according to the location.

WHERE: May 24: Washington, DC
Ariel Rios East Building
Room 1153
1301 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20460

May 24: Chicago, Ill.
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
Lake Michigan Room (12th floor)
77 West Jackson
Chicago, Ill.
60604

Please bring picture identification and allow additional time to enter the buildings and go through security. Pre-registration for the hearings has closed. 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 June 25, 2012.

More information on the hearings and instructions for submitting written comments:
http://epa.gov/carbonpollutionstandard