Pennsylvania DEP to hold sessions on Clean Power Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be holding 14 sessions to collect insight and commentary from state residents and will also open a two-month public comment period beginning Sept. 15.

Public comments may be submitted to the department through Nov. 12 via email to, traditional mail or on the department's website.  

“We want to hear from the people of Pennsylvania and all stakeholders as we prepare a Pennsylvania-centric plan to comply with the Clean Power Plan,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “Gov. Wolf is committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania and these listening sessions will help meet that goal. We strongly believe we can reduce carbon emissions statewide and address climate change in fair and smart ways that take into account legitimate concerns of all parties.”

Those wishing to speak at any session will need to call 717-783-8727 in order to register. The first meeting is planned to begin at 6 p.m. at the DEP South Central Regional Office in Harrisburg. Other sessions will take place in Pittsburgh, Waynesburg, Johnstown, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, York, Marcus Hook, Allentown, Erie, Shuylkill, Clarion, Dubois and Williamsport.

The final listening session will be Nov. 4 at Penn College in Williamsport and will begin at 6 p.m. Specific session information is available at the DEP website.

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