Clean Power Plan Benefits and Carbon Pollution Targets

Preliminary Analysis from NRDC

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) announced by President Obama is a game-changer – the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

America is taking historic action against climate change, the greatest environmental, public health and humanitarian threat of our time—and a threat whose impacts we’re already seeing in extreme weather, drought, and more wildfires, for example. Limiting carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants is the single biggest step we can take to fight climate change today. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the Clean Power Plan, setting the first federal standards on the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution –power plants. This major step forward to rein in power plant pollution will protect our health now, and helps to safeguard future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.