Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be one of those speakers, scheduled to address the EPA at 9:15 Tuesday morning.  The public input process still allows for written comment, and has garnered about 300,000 comments already.  You’ll find instructions for submitting those comments here.  Coal industry representatives, miners, power plant workers, local elected officials, and concerned citizens will hold a rally at the Lincoln Park Veteran’s Memorial at Lincoln Park on the west side of the Capitol, opposing the new standards.  A supporting rally will be held in Craig at the Clarion, formerly the Holiday Inn, at which the Denver rally will be viewed through the Skype internet video chat program.  Everyone is welcome to that rally, from noon to 3.  Hot dogs and snacks will be served.  If you would like to join the rally in Denver, call 824-9282.