Via Randy Francisco (Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club):
The EPA is holding a public hearing in Pittsburgh on its plan to create new standards to protect our health from toxic coal ash, the carcinogenic byproduct containing mercury, arsenic, and lead, that is produced when coal is burned to produce electricity.
But Dirty Coal is pulling out all the stops to weaken the EPA's proposal -- claiming that this toxic coal waste should be regulated the same way as household trash.
Help us pack the room at the EPA hearing in Pittsburgh to show them that Americans demand strong standards to protect communities from toxic coal ash.
Here are the details:
DATE: Tuesday, September 21st
TIME: Morning session from 10am to 12pm, afternoon session from 1pm to 5pm, evening session from 6:30pm to 9pm or later.
WHERE: Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 (map).
CONTACT: Randy Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 802-6161 with any questions, or if you are looking for a carpool, a bus, or can't make it but still want to get involved.