On Oct. 29, WNCA, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Sierra Club joined with The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village to host a Citizens’ Climate Hearing to give North Carolinians and other Southeastern residents the opportunity to speak to the EPA in support of carbon limits on new power plants.

About 30 people spoke (several others submitted written comments.) All comments were recorded and sent to the Environmental Protection Agency as an official public record.

The hearing was in response to the EPAs  proposed limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) from new fossil fuel power plants, released in September. Limiting pollution from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas will reduce the threat of climate disruption that is causing extreme weather events, droughts and wildfires.

Click HERE for more information about the rule.

Check out a clip from the hearing below.

Asheville Citizens Hearing on EPAs Carbon Pollution Rule from Time Capsule Video on Vimeo.