EPA Staying on Course to Complete Climate Pollution Standards

WASHINGTON (January 7, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today demonstrated it remains on course to finalize standards limiting dangerous carbon pollution from both existing and future power plants, and to craft a federal plan to ensure implementation of the centerpiece of the president’s climate action plan.

The following is a statement by David Doniger, Director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“The agency today underscored the importance of staying on schedule – and it is. EPA also made clear that it will have ready a federal implementation plan for any state that fails to come up with its own. So it’s full speed ahead for the Clean Power Plan, which will deliver America's first-ever limits on power plant carbon pollution, the main culprit fueling dangerous climate change.”


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