Press Release

New Coal Plants Without Carbon Capture & Storage Equals Disaster for the Climate

Jake Thompson
jthompson@nrdc.org, (301) 602-3627

Elizabeth Heyd
eheyd@nrdc.org, (202) 289-2424

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans today that will make it easier to build dirty new coal plants by eliminating a 2015 federal clean air requirement they must include carbon capture and storage technology.

David Doniger, senior strategic director of the Climate & Clean Energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council made this comment:

“This is just one more foolhardy move by a misguided administration that will be judged harshly by future generations. The science is clear: operating large fossil fuel plants without carbon capture and storage is a disaster for the climate. What we need instead is swift and decisive action to curb dangerous climate change.”

A blog about the EPA move will be posted here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lissa-lynch

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