EPA Launches Strategy to Clean Up Dirty Power Plant Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan today unveiled an integrated power plant pollution strategy. He said it “allows us to tackle the full array of threats that power plants pose to clean air, safe water, and healthy land. It also provides greater transparency, regulatory certainty for long-term investments, opportunities to reduce compliance complexity, and the right signals to create market and price stability.”

David Doniger, senior strategic director in the Climate & Clean Energy program at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), made the following statement:

“EPA is advancing a smart strategy to clean up dirty power plants—which emit billions of tons of deadly pollution every year. They are our country’s biggest industrial polluters, and a key source of carbon pollution that drives the climate crisis. EPA has the authority and the duty to protect us from each of these dangers under the Clean Air Act and other laws.

“This clear-eyed strategy will help everyone—states, power companies, and consumers—transition to the clean energy future we desperately need. That will protect peoples’ health, including in communities already overburdened by pollution. It will create good jobs, make us more secure and tackle the climate crisis head on.”

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