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Media Advisory: Standards will address leading cause of climate change and protect health of Minnesotans

Local conservation, clean energy, and labor advocates holding news conference on new federal carbon pollution standards, outline potential benefits for Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2014

Contact: J. Drake Hamilton, 651.366.7557, hamilton@fresh-energy.org

St. Paul, MN – Local conservation, clean energy, and labor advocates will host a telephone news conference on Monday, June 2 at 2:00PM to discuss a newly announced presidential proposal to, for the first time, limit the carbon pollution from power plants causing climate change. They will also outline the positive jobs impact of that decision, as well as accompanying energy efficiency and clean energy investments for Minnesotans.

Power plants are responsible for 40 percent of the U.S. carbon pollution. Despite safeguards against other pollutants like mercury, soot and arsenic, these are the first-ever carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

Media interested in attending should contact J. Drake Hamilton at hamilton@fresh-energy.org or 651.366.7557.

WHAT: Local conservation, clean energy, and labor advocates holding news conference on new federal carbon pollution standards, outline potential benefits for Minnesota

WHEN: Monday, June 2, 2:00PM

CALL INFO: 866-740-1260, access code: 7267562

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. William Faber, Natural Resources Program Head, Dept. of Natural Resources, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, Minnesota
  • J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy
  • Dave Foster, Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Joe Sullivan, Regional Policy Manager, Wind on the Wires

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Local conservation, clean energy and labor advocates will host a telephone news conference on Monday, June 2 at 2:00PM to discuss a newly announced presidential proposal to, for the first time, limit the carbon pollution from power plants causing climate change.

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