Testify inside or join a large protest outside the all-day U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “listening session” on its intention to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
Registration for speakers inside is closed, but a limited number of walk-ins can register at least 1/2 hour before your chosen session (listed below). There should be plenty of room inside for non-speaking attendees, and the session will be webcast.
An early morning mock funeral will highlight the disasters that would be caused by CPP repeal.
A mid-day youth rally will drum, chant, speak out on the theme: “If you were really listening, you wouldn’t be destroying/ Si estaban escuchando, pararan destruyendo!” (Bus chaperones needed—see info in red below.)
And elected officials and health, environmental, and business leaders will hold at a press conference in front of City Hall.
Three sessions throughout the day will be structured and run identically:
– Session 1 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM
– Session 2 from 1:00 to 4:45 PM
– Session 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM PST
Spanish translation will be available at the listening session.
Wednesday, February 28
8 AM: The Center for Biological Diversity will stage a funeral highlighting the premature deaths and disaster for our planet if CPP is repealed. Signs, banners, and chants will send a clear message to Trump’s EPA.
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM: EPA listening sessions.
11 AM: The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and other environmental groups will conduct a press conference on the steps of City Hall, where elected officials and business, health, and environmental leaders will speak.
*12 PM: About 200 sixth-graders and their supporters will conduct a spirited protest with drumming, chanting, and a speak-out.
*Three busloads of students will need about 20 chaperones, as school field trips require one adult chaperone for every ten students. If you can chaperone, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listening session and the 8 AM and 10:30 AM protests:
San Francisco Main Public Library
30 Grove St., San Francisco
11 AM press conference:
Written comments can be submitted through April 26, 2018. EPA assures us that written statements and supporting information submitted during this period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the listening sessions.
Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 and can be submitted by one of the methods listed on the Clean Power Plan Proposed Repeal: How to Comment page.
Here is some commentary that might help focus our thinking about the Clean Power Plan and shape our comments to the EPA and its Administrator Scott Pruitt:
“The Clean Power Plan Is Not Worth Saving. Here Are Some Steps to Take Instead.” (Truthout, January 19, 2018)
“What Is the Clean Power Plan, and How Can Trump Repeal It?” (New York Times, October 10, 2017)