Monday, February 7, 2011


Note: Scroll down right margin to CODE " (A-43) ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS" to learn more about how chlildren are harmed by pollution.

I will be attending this public hearing and plan on delivering a short, 5-minute talk on what mercury and other environmental toxins are doing to America's children- read "ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS ARE HARMING OUR CHILDREN". The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a major step to reduce global warming emissions—and you can help! The Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing in Columbus on reducing heat-trapping emissions from large sources, such as coal-fired power plants. It’s important that the seats at the hearing are full, to show public support for global warming solutions. You can be sure that the fossil fuel industry and others opposed to climate action will be working to pack the room.

What: Ohio EPA public hearing on reducing global warming emissions

When: Friday, February 11, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Lazarus Government Center, 50 W. Town St. Suite 700, Columbus, OH. Visitors should bring a photo ID

A truly comprehensive solution to address global warming that will create jobs, protect the economy, and promote our national security must be done through federal climate and energy legislation. But, in the meantime, the EPA can and must take steps to reduce a major portion of heat-trapping emissions using their existing power under the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act gives the EPA the ability to control and reduce all types of pollution from power plants and factories. We need to act now to address the growing threats from global warming. Find out more information on the Ohio EPA's rules to reduce global warming emissions.

At the hearing, you are welcome to give a short (5 minutes or less) comment on why you think it’s important to limit global warming emissions from power plants and other large polluters, which will help prevent the worst consequences of climate change. You are also welcome to submit written comments at the hearing. See below for some suggested talking points.

Please RSVP by phone or email to LuCinda Hohmann at or (312) 578-1750 ext. 12.

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. writes about the natural world and promotes creating wildlife-friendly spaces in America's 25,000,000 urban and suburban lawns. Questions? Comments? Have a personal story, photo, or article that demonstrates what you or someone you know has done to increase biodiversity in heretofore "dead zones"? Contact him at the secure Bpath Mail Form.