For Immediate Release
Kathleen Scatassa, Earthjustice, 212-845-7380
At EPA Public Hearing, Earthjustice and Partners Remain Committed to Fight Climate Change “On All Fronts”
Opposition to back-tracking on climate protections mounts.
San Francisco, CA - Today hundreds will gather at a public hearing in San Francisco to voice support for the Clean Power Plan, the country’s first-ever federal carbon pollution limits for our nation's electric power plants and a critical tool in the fight against climate change.
As co-counsel for Sierra Club, Earthjustice is part of the legal team defending the Clean Power Plan against lawsuits brought by fossil fuel interests and allied states and has its headquarters in San Francisco. The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:
“After a year of particularly harmful climate-related disasters in California, Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, the rest of our nation and around the globe, the need for strong climate protections couldn’t be any clearer. The Clean Power Plan, our nation’s first-ever federal carbon pollution limits for power plants, offers a path forward to limit the worst impacts. We know that we need all oars rowing together to address this problem - yet EPA is proposing to row backwards, throwing us dangerously off course.
“At today's hearing, we will show up to fight with our clients and partners for our shared future. Whether it's defending the Clean Power Plan in court, pushing state utility regulators to abandon fossil fuel investments in favor of clean energy, or working with leaders of island nationsdefending their very existence, we are committed to the fight against catastrophic climate change – and for clean energy – on all fronts.”
FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever
Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder
Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.