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VIRGINIA - 5 Upcoming Public Listening Sessions Regarding CPP Proposal
VIRGINIA - 5 Upcoming Public Listening Sessions Regarding CPP Proposal

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a series of informal listening sessions on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels. Prior to taking any formal action, Virginia DEQ is gathering general input from the public to help inform the Commonwealth's review and implementation of EPA's final rules for existing power plants. 

These new EPA rules may have a significant impact on our communities therefore, it's important that we turn out to any of these listening sessions to show that Latinos want strong implementation on the CPP so we can have high energy efficiency standards, saving consumers money and protecting our communities' overall health.

In addition to attending a DEQ listening session, you may also email written comments to ghg@deq.virginia.gov, send a fax (804-698-4510), or send postal mail to the Air Division, Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 1105, Richmond VA 23218 until October 13, 2015.

A full list of 5 different meeting dates, times and locations with weblinks can be found below:

September 22, 2015

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Department of Environmental Quality, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA

September 28, 2015

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Cafeteria, Fairfax County South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 

September 30, 2015

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Board Room, Henrico County Government Center, 4301 East Parham Rd, Henrico, VA

October 1, 2015

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Goodloe Center, Phillips-Taylor Hall, Mountain Empire Community College, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA

October 6, 2015

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

LOCATION: The Forum, Building A (Room A101), Tidewater Community College, 120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA


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