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What’s scarier than ghosts, monsters, and haunted houses this Halloween?
Health Experts and Advocates Sound the Alarm on the Dangers of Gas Power Plants
TEMPE, AZ -- What’s scarier than ghosts, monsters and haunted houses? Too many gas plants and the climate crisis! Today, local resident Ana Gorla, retired nurse Sandy Whitley, and health and climate advocates, including Sierra Club, Moms Clean Air Force, Poder Latinx, and Arizona Interfaith Power and Light gathered outside Salt River Project’s Kyrene gas plant to highlight why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must set the strongest possible carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants, while focusing attention on the significant dangers and public health threats posed by gas-fired power plants. The current draft carbon rules would not apply to any of Arizona’s gas plant, including the largest gas plant in the country, the Gila River Project located in Gila Bend, which emits 646,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Today’s news conference can be viewed on YouTube here.