August 13, 2010 5:26 pm

We Need YOU: ATTEND an EPA Coal Ash Rule Hearing

Posted In: In The News

Please let us know if you can attend one of these hearings and provide short testimony on why EPA should adopt Subtitle C regulation of coal ash waste.  There is a small group already signed up to testify in Chicago and LEO has already inquired about potential grant (up to $5000 per organization) to transport folks to the hearings.  We need to know if you can commit to attending and then plan accordingly.  The 2 priority hearings for LEO would be Chicago and Louisville…close and Louisville is closest to the Kingston, TN disaster site. 

Lobbying by organizations and individuals resulted in EPA adding  additional hearing sites and extending the comment deadline, which will be announced this week or next.  The coalition working toward meaningful testimony at the hearings is calling for individuals from communities directly effected by coal ash waste to make it to the hearings and testify.  Testimony is only 3 minutes long but, can make all the difference in giving EPA the reason to implement strong regulations that protect communities. 

Given many in our group travel and may be able to take advantage of other sites, please review the possibilities and let us know if you plan on attending.  Email your name, number of participants you plan on taking and which location you have chosen to .  This will help us in applying for funding and help coordinate within our group.  You also need to register for the hearing at EPA Coal Ash Rule Website.  This site also has important info on the rule and good reference to check periodically and week before the hearing chosen.

EPA CCW Rule Hearing Dates and Locations:

  • Monday, Aug 30, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis HWY, Arlington VA 22202
  • Thurs, Sept 2, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton St., Denver CO 80202
  • Weds, Sept 8, 2010 at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas TX 75207
  • Tues, Sept 14, 2010 at Holiday Inn Charlotte (Airport), 2707 Little Rock Rd., Charlotte NC 28214
  • Thurs, Sept 16, 2010 at Hilton Chicago, 720 Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
  • Tues, Sept 21, 2010 at Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Tues, Sept 28, 2010 at Seelbach Hilton 500 4th St., Louisville KY 40202


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