EPA Hearing in Chicago on Toxic Pollutants from Coal Plants

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, 799 W. Madison St., Chicago

Contact: For questions or if you can’t make it but still want to get involved, call Russell Griffin, Environmental Law & Policy Center, at 312-795-3739 or send an email or call Christine Nannicelli, Sierra Club, at 312-251-1680 ext. 8 or send an email. If you would like to speak at the meeting, preregister by May 19 to Pamela Garrett at 919-541-7966 or by email. Please include what time you’d like to speak.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center, Sierra Club, and the Respiratory Health Association of Metro Chicago will testify, help others testify, and hold a press conference on the harmful effects of the mercury, chromium, lead, and arsenic pollution that threatens our health. Pregnant women and children are at risk of exposure, which can result in birth defects, brain damage, and learning disabilities among others.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting this public hearing as they step up to defend families with updated protections to limit pollution in our air and water. Attending or speaking at this hearing will send a strong message that we want coal pollution to stop making us sick.

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