Environmental Justice & the Clean Power Plan:
Elevating our concerns on the EPAs Clean Power Plan
Upon the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan in June 2014, members of the Forum have been advocating for a strong, final rule that will not only reduce emissions of Carbon Dioxide and other green house gases from coal-fired power plants, but also insure that the rule is carried out in a way that is protective of environmental justice communities. The Agency has just announced that the final Clean Power Plan will not be finalized until late summer of 2015, providing a continual opportunity for the EJ Forum as a whole and Members individually to help shape how respective states will address the new requirements.
Members of the Forum released the following statement:
Separate comments were also released by the following Forum Members:
More information about the Clean Power Plan and WE ACTs broader campaign can be found at. www.weact.org/ejcleanair
Stay tuned in February for more information regarding state based advocacy plans.
Who are we?
The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change is a diverse national coalition of community organizations on the front line of climate change. We represent 33 community based environmental justice organizations across 19 states.
We address environmental policies that disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities.
Through our political and social movements, we aim to improve the quality of life by achieving environmental justice in communities across America.