The message at EPA headquarters in Washington DC on January 29th and 30th about the proposed Clean Power Plan was clear and simple, as hundreds of citizens from the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania asked the administration to keep moving forward to reduce carbon pollution from power plants and clean up our air.
Those citizens were joined in calling on the administration to #ActOnClimate by a state Governor (Markell of Delaware), at least four U.S. Senators (Markey, Merkley, Cardin, and Sanders), Congresswoman Enshoo, retired Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, Reverend Lennox Yearwood and Reverend Delman Coates, representatives of the Green Latinos, Latino Victory Project, NAACP, and Green for All, doctors and physicians from places like John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Virginia State Delegate, veterans, ministers, business executives, moms, children, and many other community and environmental leaders. Those strong, united voices overwhelmed the limited opposition from dirty energy interests and their allies in Congress by nearly 10-1, with more than 300 people formally testifying to EPA in support of their proposal.
Watch Virginia Sierra Club Chapter Chair Ivy Main testify: