EDF Expert Testifies at Atlanta Hearing about the Clean Power Plan

The Southeast is at Risk from Climate Change, But Can Move to a Clean Energy Economy

July 30, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org
Georgette Foster, 919-881-2927, gfoster@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2014) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) experts are joining hundreds of other Americans this week, in Atlanta and across the country, to testify in favor of an historic new plan to fight climate change and protect public health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding the public hearings about its Clean Power Plan, which will put the first-ever national limits on the amount of climate pollution that can be emitted by power plants. 

Greg Andeck, a clean energy expert from EDF’s office in Raleigh, North Carolina, testified at the Atlanta hearing today. Andeck said the Southeast is the region expected to be the most affected by increasing temperatures caused by climate change, and he talked about successes in his own state.

“North Carolina demonstrates how a state can move to a clean energy economy in a thoughtful, measured and cost-effective manner,” Andeck testified. “Other Southeast states can adopt similar policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions while balancing regional economic needs.”

You can read Andeck’s entire testimony here.

EDF experts testified yesterday at hearings in Denver and Washington, D.C. EPA will also hold public hearings in Pittsburgh later this week.

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