EPA carbon hearings start Thursday

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public hearings on May 24, 2012, on the proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants.

The proposed standard, which only applies to power plants built in the future, is flexible and would help minimize carbon pollution through the deployment of the same types of modern technologies and steps that power companies are already taking to build the next generation of power plants. Currently, there is no uniform national limit on the amount of carbon pollution new power plants can emit.

WHO: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHAT: Public hearings on proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants

WHEN: May 24, 2012

The hearings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and Central Daylight Time according to the location.

WHERE: May 24: Washington, DC

Ariel Rios East Building

Room 1153

1301 Constitution Avenue

Washington, DC 20460

May 24: Chicago, Ill.

Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building

Lake Michigan Room (12th floor)

77 West Jackson

Chicago, Ill. 60604