Protester Cries at EPA’s Chicago Hearing to Repeal Obama’s Clean Energy Plan

TRUMP CLIMATE PLAN GROUND ZERO
In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, American Electric Power’s John Amos coal-fired plant in Winfield, W.Va., is seen from the town of Poca across the Kanawha River. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. John Raby / AP Photo
TRUMP CLIMATE PLAN GROUND ZERO
In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, American Electric Power’s John Amos coal-fired plant in Winfield, W.Va., is seen from the town of Poca across the Kanawha River. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. John Raby / AP Photo

Protester Cries at EPA’s Chicago Hearing to Repeal Obama’s Clean Energy Plan

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a hearing in Chicago about its new energy plan that sets out to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-powered plants. This was the only public EPA meeting since President Trump took office. Protesters wearing shirts that read, “Stop killing us” gathered outside of the Oct. 1 meeting demanding the EPA hold businesses accountable for carbon pollution, regardless of President Trump’s plans to weaken emissions standards. George Goehl, director of People’s Action, a national coalition of poor and working-class people, joins Worldview to discuss.