EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Briefings This Week
The Georgetown Climate Center will provide two briefings this week to discuss its newly released pre-proposal backgrounder on the EPA's forthcoming performance standards for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The brief provides background information about the law and existing regulations and raises issues that states may want to consider in evaluating EPA’s forthcoming proposal.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Center is partnering with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to discuss the upcoming regulations. The briefing will provide background information about the law and existing regulations and highlight potential opportunities for state action within the framework of Section 111. It will also include a perspective from the state of New York, one of the state parties to settlement agreement with EPA and a leading state in addressing climate change.
Pre-taped opening remarks will be provided by Ralph B. Everett, the Joint Center’s President and CEO and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. The webinar will be moderated by Gina E. Wood, the Joint Center’s Director of Policy and Planning and will feature panel discussants Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director and Gabe Pacyniak, Institute Associate with the Georgetown Climate Change Center, and Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Center will also hold an additional briefing this week for state officials.
To download a copy of the issue brief, please click here.