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EPA Hearing on Proposed Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

Release Date: 05/15/2009
Contact Information: Contact: (News Media Only) Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7849 / 4355 / All Other Inquiries: Erin Birgfeld, En español: Lina Younes, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2009) EPA will hold the first of two public hearings on Monday, May 18 regarding the agency’s proposed findings that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. The proposed findings identify six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat.

The hearing is an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to voice their opinions on the proposed findings.

WHAT: Public hearing on the proposed endangerment and cause and contribute findings

Monday, May 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The hearing will continue into the evening to accommodate all members of the public who wish to comment.

WHERE: EPA Potomac Yard South Conference Center
2777 Crystal Drive, Room S-1204
Arlington, Va.

Written comments will be accepted until June 23, 2009. EPA will consider written comments submitted during the comment period with the same weight as oral comments presented during the public hearing.

More information on the hearing and for the audio webcast of the hearing:

More information on the proposed finding: