RGGI States Plan to Cut Power Plant Pollution Another 30%

Major Milestone in Climate Leadership

NEW YORK - The nine states in the groundbreaking Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to cut carbon pollution--Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – today proposed a bold plan to lower their power plant emissions by an additional 30 percent by 2030.

Following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“In the face of the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to undermine solutions to climate change, nine governors – Republicans and Democrats alike – doubled-down on a clean energy future for their citizens. RGGI’s bold plan will significantly cut power plant pollution while creating new benefits to the economy and people’s health. Within the past month, California and the RGGI states have shown the world there are still climate leaders here in the U.S.  Now we need other state, city, and federal officials to follow suit.”


Jackson Morris, NRDC’s Eastern Energy Project director, and senior energy advocate Bruce Ho will be posting a blog at https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jackson-morris and are available for interviews.

For background, see their previous blog, Huge Climate Opportunity If RGGI Governors Step Up, at https://www.nrdc.org/experts/bruce-ho/huge-climate-opportunity-if-rggi-governors-step

More information on RGGI can be found at:  https://www.nrdc.org/resources/regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative-model-nation

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