WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With historic public hearings fast approaching, clean air leaders will hold a national telephone press conference on July 28, 2014 discussing benefits from the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on public health, wildlife, jobs and the climate. Green For All will reveal the results of a poll on how African American, Latino and Asian likely voters from key battleground states (FL, GA, MI, NV, NC, OH, TX, and VA) view climate change and carbon pollution standards.
In June, the EPA proposed the first-ever carbon pollution standards for the nation's existing power plants. The standards will help ensure that power plants are no longer allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution, the main cause of climate change, into our air. Climate change is already putting American's health at risk by contributing to more extreme weather events and worse air quality.
The EPA is holding daylong public hearings on the climate action proposal July 29 & 30 in Denver, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.; and on July 30 and August 1 in Pittsburgh.
- Frances Beinecke, president, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Margie Alt, executive director, Environment America
- Collin O'Mara, president and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
- Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club
- Nikki Silvestri, executive director, Green for All
- Cornell Belcher, founder, Brilliant Corners
11:30 a.m. Eastern/8:30 a.m. Pacific, Monday, July 28, 2014.
Live phone-based news event with full, two-way Q&A.
Reporters may join the phone-based news conference by dialing 1-877- 418-4267 at 11:30 a.m. EDT/8:30 a.m. PDT. Ask for the "EPA hearing preview" news event.
A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT on July 1, 2014 at http://www.nrdc.org.
SOURCE Natural Resources Defense Council; Environment America; National Wildlife Federation; Sierra Club; Green for All