All Eastern Panhandle residents are encouraged to participate Thursday, July 17 from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

The Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time, proposed regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Come and learn what the EPA’s Clean Power Plan means for West Virginia and how it can benefit our communities.

All Eastern Panhandle residents are encouraged to participate Thursday, July 17 from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

link to Forum

Panelists scheduled to speak include:

Mary Anne Hitt, Director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, who will give an overview of the EPA Rule and its impact on WV power plants

Jacqui Patterson, Director of NAACP’s Climate & Environmental Justice Programs, who will discussĀ  the rule’s impact on low income people

Sean O’Leary, notable local writer, who will discuss the opportunities for a clean energy economy in West Virginia made possible by this rule

There will also be a local Sierra Club representative present to inform people on ways to get involved and have their voice heard, including the forthcoming EPA hearing being held n July 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C.

Refreshment will be served following the event.