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EPA hearings in Denver on carbon emissions

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 7:20 am by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

Hundreds of people are expected to testify in Denver this week on proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Denver hearing is just one of several the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting across the country on the plans. Bente  Birkeland reports that both opponents and supporters lined up in mass on Tuesday and more are expected on Wednesday.

Stanley Sturgill from Kentucky testifies in support of the EPA rules at Tuesday's hearing in Denver. He's a former coal miner who suffers from respiratory illnesses.

Stanley Sturgill from Kentucky testifies in support of the EPA rules at Tuesday’s hearing in Denver. He’s a former coal miner who suffers from respiratory illnesses.

One of the people scheduled to testify today is Robin Blakeman with the Ohio Valley Environmental Council. She has traveled from Appalachia to Denver for these hearings.