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Fracking Hearing — IL Senate Environment Committee

What: Fracking Hearing — IL Senate Environment Committee
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

The hearing will be a stand-off between a panel of industry supporters and anti-fracking advocates. Attendants can submit written comments, and we will provide “dis/approval flags” to give the audience a chance to make their position known.

We know the fossil fuel industry is going to pack the house to encourage lawmakers to tear down safety standards and make their permitting process easier.

That’s why we need to BEAT the industry turnout numbers to show that Illinoisans know fracking is an unsafe, outdated and dirty industry. Will you be there?

The dirty energy giants of the world have millions of dollars to lobby our lawmakers, but we have the people power to stop them dead in their tracks! It’s time to demand a 100% renewable energy future for our state and our country instead.

Help us send the message loud and clear: Illinois Demands Clean Energy

Jessica Fujan-fujan@fwwatch.org

Jessica Fujan · Midwest Region Director ·Food and Water Watch : 773.796.6088 c: 507.848.6856 · 670 W Hubbard St #300 Chicago IL 60654

Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) Hearing Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) Hearing

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – 9:00am to 8:00pm
US EPA Region 5 Office, Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building
77 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a public hearing on the proposed design details for the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) on Wednesday, August 3rd.

The Clean Power Plan (CPP), establishes limits on carbon emissions from power plants to address climate change.  As part of the CPP,  the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) encourages states to take early action to reduce carbon pollution by investing in renewable energy projects, particularly in economically challenged areas. The EPA needs feedback from the public on several questions, including how “low-income” communities should be defined in the program, and whether renewable energy projects in “low-income” communities should be eligible for double credits.

This is the only hearing that will be taking place in the nation, and it will be right here in Chicago.

If you would like to offer oral testimony at the hearing, please complete the EPA’s Registration Form.

Please note that the hearing will be held in a federal building and you will need to bring a driver’s license or government-issued ID to enter. Additional information about parking and directions can be found on the EPA’s website about this hearing.