The League will be cosponsoring a briefing for U.S. House members and their staff on the Clean Air Act and climate change on May 20, 2013. The briefing will include a panel of speakers from across the spectrum leading a discussion about various topics and answering questions.
Center for Biological Diversity • Earthjustice • Environment America • Environmental Defense Fund • Hip Hop Caucus
League of Conservation Voters • League of Women Voters • NAACP • Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club • United Auto Workers • US Climate Action Network • Voces Verdes • WE ACT for Environmental Justice
BRIEFING: Climate Change and the Clean Air Act
Monday, May 20, 2013
121 Cannon House Office Building
Join us for a discussion of climate change and the Clean Air Act:
- Why are greenhouse gas emissions considered pollutants under the Clean Air Act?
- What tools does the Clean Air Act provide for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, power plants, and other sources?
- How are fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas standards for vehicles spurring innovation and creating jobs in the US auto industry?
- How will the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants affect the electricity sector?
- Why are communities of color and low-income communities disproportionately affected by climate change, and how can the Clean Air Act help?
- Why do Latino communities strongly support action to prevent climate change?
Our panelists will address these topics and answer your questions:*
- Megan Ceronsky, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
- Josh Nassar, Legislative Director, United Auto Workers
- Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Advisory Board Member, Voces Verdes
- Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Federal Policy Analyst, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
- Moderator: Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
Questions about this briefing? Please contact Jamie Consuegra at email@example.com, Ashley Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jessica Jones at email@example.com.
*The sponsors and panelists do not necessarily endorse all views expressed by panelists.