The League will be cosponsoring a briefing for U.S. House members and their staff on the Clean Air Act and climate change on May 20, 2013. The briefing will include a panel of speakers from across the spectrum leading a discussion about various topics and answering questions.


Center for Biological Diversity • Earthjustice • Environment America • Environmental Defense Fund • Hip Hop Caucus
League of Conservation Voters • League of Women Voters • NAACP • Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club • United Auto Workers • US Climate Action Network • Voces Verdes • WE ACT for Environmental Justice
BRIEFING: Climate Change and the Clean Air Act
Monday, May 20, 2013
3:00 pm
121 Cannon House Office Building

Join us for a discussion of climate change and the Clean Air Act:

  • Why are greenhouse gas emissions considered pollutants under the Clean Air Act?
  • What tools does the Clean Air Act provide for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, power plants, and other sources?
  • How are fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas standards for vehicles spurring innovation and creating jobs in the US auto industry?
  • How will the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants affect the electricity sector?
  • Why are communities of color and low-income communities disproportionately affected by climate change, and how can the Clean Air Act help?
  • Why do Latino communities strongly support action to prevent climate change?

Our panelists will address these topics and answer your questions:*

  • Megan Ceronsky, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Josh Nassar, Legislative Director, United Auto Workers
  • Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Advisory Board Member, Voces Verdes
  • Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Federal Policy Analyst, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Moderator: Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus

Questions about this briefing?  Please contact Jamie Consuegra at, Ashley Friedman at, or Jessica Jones at
*The sponsors and panelists do not necessarily endorse all views expressed by panelists.