Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Governor Corbett's Plan Gives Coal Plants a Free Pass to Pollute

Over 8 million Pennsylvanians live in areas that violate federal standards for smog. Many of these same areas have the state’s highest asthma hospitalization rates.  While smog is harmful to everyone, it’s especially dangerous for children, the elderly and those already suffering from respiratory and heart disease. In Pennsylvania, communities of color suffer disproportionately more from asthma and asthma-related hospitalizations. Children in communities of color are nearly twice as likely to suffer from asthma.

Coal plants in Pennsylvania are capable of emitting 40% less smog-causing pollution than they are now, simply by operating controls they already have.  But rather than require them to do this, Gov. Corbett's plan sets limits that are 40% HIGHER than their current levels of pollution!  This plan is now open for public comment, and we need Gov. Corbett to hear from YOU that this dangerous plan is unfair and unacceptable.  

  • Attend a public hearing and demand increased regulations:
    All hearings start at 1pm:

    May 27, 2014        Department of Environmental Protection
    Southwest Regional Office
    Waterfront Conference Rooms A and B
    400 Waterfront Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    May 28, 2014Department of Environmental Protection
    Southeast Regional Office
    Delaware and Schuylkill Conference Rooms
    2 East Main Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    May 29, 2014Department of Environmental Protection
    Rachel Carson State Office Building
    Conference Room 105
    400 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17105

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