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EPA Public Engagement Highlights for the Week of October 26, 2015

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Clean Power Plan Moves Forward to Cut Carbon Emissions

Power plants are the single largest source of carbon pollution.CPP will translate to major health benefits and cost savings for American families.The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was officially published in the Federal Register, marking an important step toward the plan’s implementation throughout the United States. CPP is strongly grounded in science and the law, and provides states with broad flexibilities to design and implement their own plans to limit carbon pollution. Implementation of this historic rule will drastically cut U.S. carbon pollution by 2030.

Read a blog post by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to learn more about the development of this rule and the steps ahead.

EPA will be holding public hearings on the proposed federal plan and model rules for CPP. Hearings will be held November 12-13 in Pittsburgh, PA; November 16-17 in Denver, CO; November 18-19 in Washington, DC; and November 19-20 in Atlanta, GA. 

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EPA Seeking Youth Input on Climate Justice by November 30

screen shot of youth council meeting videoMake your voice heard on climate justice.EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) is forming a first-of-its-kind workgroup comprised of up to 15 youth climate justice leaders to assist EPA in developing strategies to combat climate change and empower youth. Young people are making tremendous strides toward a more sustainable future, and EPA greatly values the youth perspective.

The Climate Justice Youth Workgroup will assist the NEJAC in developing advice and recommendations to assist EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns as highlighted from a youth perspective. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2015. 

Watch a video on the importance of the youth perspective on climate change.Exit

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Apply for EJ Collaborative Problem Solving Grants By February 20

Baltimore street sceneEJ grants encourage collaboration and problem solving where it makes the most impact - at the community level.EPA is seeking applicants for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program to be awarded in 2016. This program encourages local, community-based organizations to address environmental or public health concerns within their community, and collaborate with other vested stakeholders to achieve effective solutions.

Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations. One award will be made per EPA region in amounts up to $120,000 for a two-year project.  Proposals for the 2016 grants are due by February 12, 2016. 

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