Blog : Guest Blog; A NH Citizens Hearing on Climate Change in New Hampshire

By Amanda | Jul 22, 2014 | in

The Guest Blog below is from Roger Stephenson, an Outreach Consultant for the Union of Concerned Scientists. This post summarizes an upcoming citizen hearing on climate change in Concord, NH.

A NH CITIZENS HEARING ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Concord Public Library
Monday, July 28th 6 – 8 pm
Concord, NH

The Clean Power Plan cuts carbon pollution – power plants account for roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan will help cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30% below 2005 levels – attend and express your support!

Our future is at stake – New Hampshire is experiencing the impacts of climate change.

Add your voice by commenting at the hearing July 28! Learn what you can do to make a difference! Comments to the EPA must be received by October 16th, 2014, so use this opportunity to voice your support.

The hearing is in response to the EPA’s June announcement of the Clean Power Plan, which will put in place the first-ever, federal standards on carbon pollution from power plants. Carbon pollution fuels climate change, triggers more asthma attacks and respiratory disease, worsens air quality, and contributes to more frequent, destructive, costly and deadly extreme weather events. According to the EPA the Clean Power Plan will prevent up to 150,000 asthma attacks and 6,600 premature deaths annually by 2030.

Testifying
Matt Cahillane , NH DHHS, Division of Public Health Services
Joe Fontaine, NH Department of Environmental Services
Dr. Kathleen Bush, Epidemiologist, Plymouth State University
Burr Tupper, Trout Unlimited
The EPA will have a senior official present.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! 

For more information and to RSVP, contact:  Roger at rstephenson@gmail.com 603-770 9484 or Betsy at betsy@environmentnewhampshire.org 603-224-8222