Black Chambers, CBC Meet to Discuss Future of Obama Clean Power Plan

Black Chambers, CBC Meet to Discuss Future of Obama Clean Power Plan

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As with much of the landmark legislation passed during the Obama-era, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is now facing repeal. Last month, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt signed a measure that would reverse the rules implemented in 2015, rationalizing that “repealing the measure ‘will also facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens associated with the development of those resources.’”

To address the repeal efforts currently underway, the Congressional Black Caucus is convening a forum of members of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., subject matter experts, and business owners in the Green Economy. Set to occur on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm in 1539 Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., participants will address the downward effects repealing the Clean Power Plan could have on Black businesses and communities.

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., has been a supporter of the Clean Power Plan since 2015, reasoning that “the implementation of the Clean Power Plan will reduce health related respiratory risks, create jobs in the clean energy industry and will also set a criterion to be replicated globally.” As part of its stated mission, USBC “supports any endeavor that will create businesses and jobs, stimulate the economy, increase employment while simultaneously creating a safe and healthy living environment in the US, preeminently, those underserved communities that are hit the hardest.”

This week’s forum will include, among others:

  • Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA)
  • Damien Hammond, CEO, Windjammer Environmental
  • Chancee Lundy, Co-Founder & Partner, NspireGreen
  • Robert Wallace, CEO, Bithenergy
  • Gilbert Campbell, Co-Founder, Volt Energy

Media inquiries and additional questions about the event can be directed to Krystal Glass, 202-463-8722. The RSVP, click here.

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