BlueGreen Alliance Testimony at EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Hearings

Members of the BlueGreen Alliance testified in favor of the limits to greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.

May 24, 2012
CWA member Matt Sinclair (left) and Michael Williams from the BlueGreen Alliance testify at EPA hearing in Virginia.

CWA member Matt Sinclair (left) and Michael Williams from the BlueGreen Alliance (right) testify at EPA hearing in Virginia.

Members of the BlueGreen Alliance — a national partnership of 12 of the largest labor unions and environmental organizations in the U.S. dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy — today testified in favor of the limits to greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in March at hearings in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Staff of the BlueGreen Alliance, as well as members of its labor partners, focused on the positive impacts this proposed rule will have on the U.S. both economically and environmentally. Last year, the BlueGreen Alliance released a position statement, Protecting Our Health and Safety, Building a Stronger Economy, addressing the need to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the testimony of Michael Williams, Senior Policy and Legislative Advocate for the BlueGreen Alliance.

Read the testimony of Bryan Grochowski, a member of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 517 from Lansing, Michigan.

Read the testimony of Matt Sinclair, a member of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 2201 in Richmond, Virginia.