30 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a “listening session” in San Francisco and two other cities on its intention to repeal what is commonly known as the Clean Power Plan. According to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, this will “ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input.” (What impact this has on the future of the current Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units remains to be seen.)
Three sessions throughout the day will be structured and run identically:
– Session 1 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM;
– Session 2 from 1:00 to 4:45 PM; and
– Session 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM PST.
During the on-line registration, you must choose which of these three segments you prefer to attend.
Pre-registration information and more details are posted here. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. Registration will close on February 21st, or once the available seats or speaking slots are filled. Those who register will receive an email confirmation within two business days.
Spanish translation will be available at the listening session.
Written comments can be submitted through April 26, 2018. EPA assures us that written statements and supporting information submitted during this period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the listening sessions.
Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 and can be submitted by one of the methods listed on the Clean Power Plan Proposed Repeal: How to Comment page.
Here is some commentary that might help focus our thinking about the Clean Power Plan and shape our comments to the EPA and its Administrator Scott Pruitt:
“The Clean Power Plan Is Not Worth Saving. Here Are Some Steps to Take Instead.” (Truthout, January 19, 2018)
“What Is the Clean Power Plan, and How Can Trump Repeal It?” (New York Times, October 10, 2017)
Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
San Francisco Main Public Library
30 Grove St.
San Francisco 94102