The EPA is having “listening sessions” in four cities across the United States on repealing the Clean Power Plan, one of which will be in Kansas City on February 21, 2018. It is open to the public and you can register to attend or to speak in favor or against repealing the Clean Power Plan, which was passed during the Obama administration. The Trump administration wants to repeal it.
There are several environmental organizations working together to stop the repeal, one of which is the Sierra Club.
Gretchen Waddell Barwick, MSW, Grassroots Organizer for the Sierra Club-Missouri Chapter will join host Craig Lubow to discuss the upcoming listening session and what the Sierra Club is doing to stop repeal. She will include a brief history of the Clean Power Plan. On February 13, 2018, Elaine Giessel, Conservation Chair-Kansas Chapter, will conduct a workshop for people planning to speak or to submit written comments to the EPA.
And on This Week in Water:
As a new study finds contamination from waste produced at power plants, the EPA is expected to weaken restrictions.
Cape Town is looking for alternative water supplies as “Day Zero” is postponed by a month. The BBC published a list of 11 other world cities that could face a similar crisis.
Should we still be using old vocabulary like “drought” and “normal” when talking about water in the West?
Mercury that’s been locked up for millennia in the permafrost of the Arctic and Antarctic, is being released as the planet warms.
Utilities have a new BFF when looking for leaks.