Speak Up Now for Clean Air
By Roger Singer
Senior Organizing Manager
Sierra Club Western Region
Wednesday, September 28, the EPA is holding a public hearing in Denver
to receive public testimony on proposed improvements to federal
standards that would drastically reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas
emissions from the oil and gas industry. We expect that corporate
natural gas drillers will be showing up in force to oppose these
pollution standards. We need you there too, to speak up for clean air!
the proposed EPA standards would reduce methane, a potent greenhouse
gas, by 26 percent in Colorado and nationwide. Methane is ten times
worse for carbon pollution than CO2, so the proposed EPA rule would
significantly help in curbing climate change. The standards would also
reduce air toxics, like cancer-causing benzene, by 30 percent, and
smog-forming volatile organic compounds by 25 percent. These standards
will improve Colorado’s public health and air quality and help reduce
haze across the state.
Club will be providing an information and media room just across the
hall from the hearing room, where you can come in to get more prepared
for hearing testimony or just to be with like-minded friends. We will be
gathering people up at 6:00 p.m. in our break room in advance of the
evening session, so join us then if you can.
of what time of day works best for you, please attend this important
hearing and tell the EPA that you want the strongest air pollution
standards possible for oil and natural gas drilling. To register in
advance to assure a spot to testify, contact Joan Rogers with EPA at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 919-541-4487. Even if you don’t testify, you can still show up at
the hearing in support wearing our stickers, and to sign our postcards
to send written comments to EPA. I hope to see you on September 28.
Onward for Cleaner Air!
What: EPA Hearing on Proposed Air Pollution Rules for Oil and Natural Gas Drilling
When: Wednesday, September 28th from 9 am -12:30 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Room 207, 700 14th St., Denver, CO (map)
(Look for the Sierra Club information room across the hall!)
Questions or to get more information: Email Roger Singer.