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MEDIA ADVISORY: Capitol Hill Briefing: Business and Public Interest: Perspectives on EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Resources Institute will host a public briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the potential impacts of the Federal government’s implementation of its Clean Air Act authority to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Speakers include: Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA); Paul Allen of Constellation Energy; Dan Greenbaum of Health Effects Institute; Franz Litz of the World Resources Institute; and Dick Munson of Recycled Energy Development.

Leading experts will discuss past and pending actions by the EPA, and what they mean for the economy, public health, and the competitiveness of U.S. industries. According to experts, the Clean Air Act’s updated standards for greenhouse gases can help drive increases in energy efficiency and innovation. These standards can provide new opportunities and greater regulatory certainty for businesses, while protecting public health and the environment.

WHAT:
Public briefing on the effects of EPA implementation of Clean Air Act standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

WHO:
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Co-Chairman of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC);
Paul Allen, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Chief Environmental Officer, Constellation Energy;
Dan Greenbaum, President, Health Effects Institute;
Franz Litz, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute; and
Dick Munson, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Recycled Energy Development

Moderator: James Bradbury, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TIME:
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room South
Washington, D.C.
(Metro: Capitol South Station)

RSVP:
Ryan Weber, rweber@wri.org

For more information contact: Michael Oko, (202) 729-7684; moko@wri.org

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