The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held a series of two-day public hearings as part of an effort to create opportunity “for interested parties to comment on the proposed actions,” reports. The hearings were held throughout November in Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.; additionally, the agency is “accepting written comments on the proposal” through January 21, 2016. The country “appears divided” over the Clean Power Plan, which is designed to reduce carbon pollution from U.S. power plants. While the plan has received strong support from the renewable energy industry, opposition to the plan has been fervent as well, as “a coalition of 24 states launched a lawsuit in October against the EPA in an effort to block the emissions-reduction initiative.” Another coalition of “25 states, cities and counties filed a motion to defend the Clean Power Plan against legal challenge.” For more, read the full article.