CAB’s Year in Review

Join Clean Air Board members as we look back at highlights of 2017.   On Dec. 7, we will go over past events, new scientific findings, and insights from our work in the community.

Some of the questions asked and answered this past year:

Are bees allergic to air pollution?

Do trees remove pollutants?

Does air pollution affect brain activity?

Where do we rank nationally among clean air metro areas?

How can we use the VW penalty fund to reduce diesel pollution?

What will rural Cumberland County look like in the future?

How will climate change affect our air?

Will the Clean Air Act or a Climate bill save us?

Meet with us on Dec. 7, 7:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA  17013.  Bring your questions and curiosity.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Time for Climate Change?

Mort Rubenstein from Citizens’ Climate Lobby will speak on “a legislative proposal to address climate change.”  The bipartisan climate solutions caucus intends to introduce carbon-pricing legislation in the next few months. Learn the outline of this proposed legislation.  Join members of the clean air community to discuss this topic at CAB’s community meeting, Oct. 5, 7:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA  17013.

Getting Pennsylvania on board EPA’s plan to reduce Power Plant Carbon Emissions

EPA recently held public hearings on reducing the nation’s carbon emission from power plants by 30% by 2030. The Clean Air Board is sponsoring a forum to discuss the issues raised the EPA plan. Professor Michael Heiman (Dickinson College) will discuss the merits of the plan, followed by a panel discussion and questions and answers.

The talk will cover: How to Balance Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity. Why the Obama Administration Choose Direct Regulation to Address Carbon Emissions. What are Pennsylvania’s Options for Meeting the EPA’s Mandate? Professor Heiman will address the historic and current challenge in reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change. A panel of local experts will address the options Pennsylvania has to meet EPA’s targets.

Sept. 4, 7 pm. Dickinson College – Stafford Auditorium (Rector Science Complex), 301 W. Louther Street, Carlisle, PA
The community is invited. Parking is available across Louther Street by the Library.

To comment on the EPA rule, please follow this link: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule-comment-guide