Advocacy Alert from our friends at Faith in Place (Illinois Interfaith Power & Light)

Under direction from the current Administration, the EPA is proposing a new rule to weaken regulations on coal power plants, replacing the Clean Power Plan of 2015. 

This proposed rule – the so-called Affordable Clean Energy Rule – will cause up to 1,400 premature deaths annually by 2030 due to increases in pollution, according to estimates provided by the Administration.

The only public hearing in the entire country on this proposed rule will be held in Chicago on Monday, October 1st.

As people of faith leading the environmental movement towards justice, it is important that we speak out for clean air, clean water, and the health of our communities.

Public Hearing

The EPA will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in Chicago at the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Blvd.

Each commenter will have five minutes to provide oral testimony. You must register in order to provide oral testimony.

Register here to speak at the hearing 
Deadline to pre-register to speak at the hearing: September 24, 2018

If you sign up to speak, please contact us at to let us know.

Public Comment Period

Even if you are unable to attend the EPA Hearing to Weaken Regulations on Coal Power Plants on Monday, October 1st, your voice is still critical to speak out against this proposal.

Submit an official comment to the EPA
Deadline to submit: October 31, 2018

Your comment will be emailed to the EPA Docket and will be published on the EPA’s website as part of the public comment process.

Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing.

Thank you for your response to the EPA Hearing to Weaken Regulations on Coal Power Plants.