The EPA's Clean Power Plan: Carbon Limits Will Cut Pollution, Lower Bills, Create Jobs, Save Lives and Keep the Lights On

Fact Sheet
November 21, 2014

To protect public health and combat climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed setting the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants, aiming to cut this heat-trapping pollution 30 percent by 2030. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan will, when in place, reduce carbon pollution by hundreds of millions of tons, cut emissions of harmful particle pollution, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides by hundreds of thousands of tons per year, and provide vital health protections to our most vulnerable citizens, such as children and older Americans.