Prophets for the environment bring our experiences to the EPA

Two women, right, give their testimony to EPA panel members during a listening session on Donald Trump's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, held in Kansas City, Missouri, Feb. 21. (GSR photo/Michele Morek)

Kansas City, Mo. — I left my Global Sisters Report desk on Feb. 21 for a morning of "democracy in action."

I wondered at first if should I go. It didn't fit under my job description at GSR, but it certainly came under my job description as an American citizen, a member of the Sierra Club, and a resident of planet Earth.

"It" addressed the Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The plan is intended to reduce carbon emissions and encourage coal-burning power plants to seek more sustainable sources of power.

It was one of just four public listening sessions held by the Environmental Protection Agency in the entire U.S., and it was in Kansas City. How could I live here and not go?

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