President Obama Highlights Need for Carbon Pollution Limits

NRDC's Beinecke: “We Must Move Quickly”

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2014) -- The following is a statement on President Obama's State-of-the-Union address tonight from Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

“Power plants account for 40 percent of our carbon pollution, and President Obama tonight underscored why we must move quickly to impose limits on them, as we do now for other pollutants.

“His Climate Action Plan points the way to using the Clean Air Act to allow even our most coal-dependent states to cut their emissions without economic impact.”