The DC Department of Environment (DDOE) has extended the deadline for comments on the Architect of the Capitol's application that would allow for increased coal emissions from the Capitol Power Plant (CPP). According to DDOE , comments must be received by 5pm Monday, February 18, 2013 and should be either (1) mailed or hand-delivered to DDOE, Air Quality Division, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, Attention: Stephen S. Ours - Chief, Permitting, or (2) e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the DDOE website comments "must include the person’s name, telephone number, affiliation, if any, mailing address and a statement outlining the air quality issues in dispute and any facts underscoring those air quality issues".
You can find a draft letter here: https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=10325&autologin=true&s_src=313Z6300A1&JServSessionIdr004=d9j75yf112.app225a
Several articles on this topic have recently appeared in The Washington Post, Capitol Hill Corner, and WAMU, and his issue has gathered steam over the last couple of weeks with Eleanor Holmes Norton and Tommy Wells chiming in. When coal is burned at the CPP residue falls out into Capitol Hill, but emissions from the plant reduce air quality across the entire DC metro region. Please send in your comments today! You can also find more information on this topic at: http://www.dc.sierraclub.org/news/detail.asp?ID=325.