By Anna Fahey
May 21: A public hearing about EPA greenhouse gas regulation.
In April, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human health and welfare. Based on rigorous, peer-reviewed analysis, this is a first step in beginning to regulate global warming pollution.
"This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations. Fortunately, it follows President Obama's call for a low carbon economy and strong leadership in Congress on clean energy and climate legislation," said Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "This pollution problem has a solution - one that will create millions of green jobs and end our country's dependence on foreign oil."
The ruling initiates a 60-day comment period before any proposals for regulations governing emissions of heat-trapping gases are published.
On May 21st Seattle will be host to one of only two EPA public hearings in the entire country.
When: 12:00 Noon, Thursday, May 21st.
Where: Seattle's Bell Harbor International Conference Center -- 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA (Map).