WVII quotes Fernandez in report on citizens’ hearing

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources and a cooperating professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, in an report on a citizens’ hearing about air quality. The hearing, “Maine Speaks on Climate and Cars,” was held by the Natural Resources Council of Maine in the Bangor Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 28. The focus was on proposals to roll back limits on power plants and car pollution, the article states. Statements from those in attendance went on record for consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency. The group reached the consensus that rolling back emissions limits has no economic advantage, but does have environmental impacts, WVII reports. “There’s no question that sea level is rising, there’s no question we’ve had more storm events,” said Fernandez. “We’re in a day where we have high ozone because it’s really hot and all of the emissions […] are coming up the coast from the urban corridor.”