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NRDC: Polluter Partnership Wrong to Reject Climate Action

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2014) – The following is a statement from Peter Altman, Climate Campaign director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on misguided complaints issued today by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future about proposed first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants.

“Big polluters are seeking to protect their profits over public health. The fact is climate change is a serious health threat and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is the most important step we can take to protect Americans and future generations. We limit the smog, soot and mercury pollution from power plants. It’s time to do that for carbon pollution as well.”


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