Co-hosted by CPR Initiative and the City of Boulder, Colorado
What More Must the US Do On Climate?
Share your thoughts
November 1, 2022 | 10AM – 1PM (MDT)
On June 16, 2022, Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative), along with five renowned climate experts, filed a citizens’ petition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Petition seeks action, under law, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to phase out greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and compel major climate polluters to clean up their mess.
Despite the Petition’s strong legal foundation and its summary of the overwhelming evidence, EPA declined to act. Instead of opening a rulemaking proceeding to develop a new federal rule to phase out GHG pollution, the Agency asserted it was already doing enough under other law.
Devastating climate impacts are upon us already, and far worse is yet to come. Further delay in undertaking a comprehensive phase out of GHG pollution is no longer tenable. Therefore, in partnership with key allies—including the City of Boulder, Colorado—CPR Initiative will take public testimony in recorded and written form on this question:
What More Must the United States Do on Climate?
We have invited EPA to attend, but whether they appear or not we will make the full record available to the Agency. That way, when it voluntarily reconsiders its present position —or is forced to do so by a federal court—EPA can hit the ground running.
We welcome all points of view and considered thoughts. You can provide your statement in-person or remotely, and in oral or written form (or both). Our first public hearing on climate action, co-sponsored by the City of Boulder is slated for November 1, 2022, in the Boulder City Council Chambers, from 10am to 1pm.