Newswise — Tuesday, April 14, Environmental leaders will hold a telephone press briefing to provide background on the upcoming Environmental Protection Agency announcement (expected on the 16th) that global warming pollution constitutes a danger to the public health and welfare. EPA is expected to declare its authority to hold polluters accountable under the Clean Air Act. The decision, ordered by the Supreme Court in 2007 and based upon years of scientific research and analysis, has the potential to significantly alter energy politics and policy. Environmental leaders say it will spur clean energy jobs and protect public health and welfare.
The following questions will be addressed: How is carbon dioxide a threat to public health and welfare?What are the implications of common sense EPA regulation of greenhouse gases that will likely result?How does action under the current Clean Air Act relate to potential new climate legislation?What signals does it send to the international community as nations continue to work on a climate treaty?
Environmental leaders will explain the history and significance of the expected announcement in a telephone briefing for reporters.
A Q&A session will follow.
WHO: David Doniger, Climate Center Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense CouncilDavid Bookbinder, Chief Climate Counsel, Sierra ClubEmily Figdor, Federal Global Warming Program Director, Environment AmericaJoe Mendelson, Global Warming Policy Director, National Wildlife Federation (moderating)Dr. Amanda Staudt, Climate Scientist, National Wildlife Federation
WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 2009. 11:00 AM.
WHERE: Via Teleconference. 800-791-2345, code 58418. Credentialed media only.