Every day we face new obstacles, and every day we find new ways to overcome them!
One way, that’s not so new, but very effective, is submitting public comments. Yesterday, June 13, 2012 this is just what we did in Pittsburgh, PA. City council woman, Natalia Rudiak, felt compelled to stand up for Clean Air and hosted a citizen’s hearing in City Council Chambers.
When faced with facts like: $62 billion dollars a year is the annual health care cost for those made sick from the coal industry (National Research Council); Carbon Emissions from new coal fired power plants currently have no standards; EPA results show that more than 2.3 BILLION TONS of CARBON per year is released into the atmosphere as result of existing coal fired power plants- citizen’s take action! It’s inspiring to see a switch in someone to go from not knowing the FACTS to seeing just how important it is for our NEEDS to be heard.