Clean Power Plan Public Forum: Find out the facts February 15

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is the most ambitious effort to tackle climate pollution in the United States to date. Advocates say it will help turn back the effects of global warming, while detractors say it will hurt the Indiana economy.

On February 15, the Monroe County Energy Challenge will partner with the Monroe County Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission to bring this nationwide discussion – and Janet McCabe, the EPA’s leading expert on the CPP – to Bloomington. 

When: February 15, 6-7:30pm

Where: City Hall, 401 N. Morton

Who:  free and open to the publicsky

At this public forum, the EPA’s Janet McCabe and other expert panelists will discuss the Clean Power Plan and what it means for Hoosiers. Come learn the facts from esteemed panelists, featuring:

*Janet McCabe, Acting Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation. Janet has spearheaded the implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

*Jesse Kharbanda, Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, focused on education and advocacy around environmental issues and policies.

*Mark Maassel, President of the Indiana Energy Association, which represents the interests of Indiana’s energy utilities

*Ken Richards, Professor of Environmental Economics, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs

The panel will feature informative presentations and time for questions. Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg will moderate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

The event and panelists are sponsored by the the Monroe County Energy Challenge and Monroe County’s Environmental Quality & Sustainability Commission. The Commission serves in an advisory role and focuses on engaging residents and businesses in supporting initiatives that ensure a healthier and more economically viable future for the County.

Want to submit a question for the panel?  Send in advance to mocoenergychallenge@gmail.com.  For more info, go here.