Appalachians Support Carbon Pollution Limits

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Kentuckians Alex and Daniel Mullins will join hundreds of others at EPA hearings to cut carbon pollution.

Alex and Daniel Mullins will join hundreds of others at EPA hearings to cut carbon pollution.

{Read what our Appalachian Voices representatives had to say to the EPA panel.}

At the end of July, hundreds of people from the Appalachian region traveled to Atlanta, Pittsburgh, or Washington, D.C. to attend at one of the historic public hearings held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants.

The vast majority were there to show their support for the EPA’s proposal to limit carbon pollution as a primary way to address climate change, and they had a variety of reasons — to clean up the air and protect public health, create jobs in the clean-energy sector, spare Appalachian mountains from the ravages of coal mining, and ensure a livable planet for future generations.

One family traveled from Berea, Kentucky to attend the Atlanta hearing. Nick Mullins is a former coal miner who left the mines years ago to seek a better future for his wife, Rusti, son, Daniel, and daughter, Alex. (Read Nick’s blog, The Thoughtful Coal Miner.)

Carol Judy of Tennessee will be one of hundreds speaking at EPA hearings on carbon rule.

Carol Judy of Tennessee will be one of hundreds speaking at EPA hearings on carbon rule.

Carol Judy and Vickie Terry traveled from the coal region of the Cumberland plateau in Tennessee. They have seen first-hand the impacts of mountaintop removal mining on their neighbors, and the waters and wildlife habitat of their communities.

You, too, can have a voice in supporting the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants — send your comment to the EPA in the form below.