Tell Senators Warner & Webb that the EPA’s Utility MACT Rule Threatens Electric Reliability and Virginians’ Wallets
As you may know, this past February the EPA published its finalized Mercury and Air Toxics rule (commonly called “Utility MACT”) in the Federal Register. The rule requires coal and oil-fired power plants to install expensive scrubbers or other equipment to reduce emissions of mercury, nine other metals, and three acid gases by 91 percent within three years. The rule has been identified as the most costly in U.S. history, and it must be stopped.
Fortunately, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a resolution of disapproval to overturn the rule using the Congressional Review Act. If S.J.Res. 37 is passed by Congress and signed by the President, the rule will be overturned and EPA will have to go back to the drawing board. We need your help in making this happen!
On Thursday, June 7th, we’re launching a statewide grassroots lobbying effort in Virginia. We’re asking that activists join with us in lobbying at both Senator Warner and Senator Webb’s district offices from 10am-12pm.
Below you will find the address and time of where we will be. We only ask that you RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com so that we can get a head count on who is going.
Danville Meeting at Webb’s Office: Organized by Margaret Smith (434-432-0121).
Meet at 10am at: 308 Craghead Street, Suite 102A, Danville 24541
Hampton Roads Meeting at Webb & Warner’s Office: Organized by Melody Scalley (firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-258-4200)
Meet at 10am at: 222 Central Park Ave, Suite 120, Virginia Beach (Webb’s office) & 11:30am at 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4900, Norfolk (Warner’s Office)
Northern Virginia Meeting at Webb & Warner’s Offices: Organized by Ben Bush (703-895-1336; BBush@afphq.org) & Annie Celotto (703-402-4445; ACelotto@afphq.org)
Meet at 10am at: 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. Suite 200 Vienna, (Warner’s office) & 11:30am at: 7309 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 316 Falls Church at Loehmann’s Plaza (Webb’s office)
Richmond Meeting at Webb & Warner’s Offices: Organized by Trey Keeler (Tkeeler@afphq.org; 703-915-2287)
Meet at 10am at: 507 East Franklin St, Richmond (Webb’s office) & at 11:30am 919 E. Main St., Suite 630 Richmond (Warner’s office)
Roanoke Meeting at Webb & Warner’s Offices: Organized by Justin Stroud (Jstroud@afphq.org; 703-927-4562)
Meet at 10am at: 3140 Chaparral Drive, Building C, Suite 101 Roanoke (Webb’s office) & at 11:30am 129B Salem Avenue, SW Roanoke (Warner’s office)
Abingdon Meeting at Warner’s office: Organized by Mickey Vance (email@example.com; 304-920-3846). Meet at 10am at: 180 West Main Street Abingdon (Warner’s office)
Thank you so much, and we hope that you can join us on June 7th!