Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, proposed a common-sense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. Detailed information from EPA on their Clean Power Plan is available at: http://www2.epa.gov/carbonpollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule.
The draft EPA standards are a proposal. This document summarizes EPA's proposal, mostly in the agency's words. Quotes from EPA are in italics. NRDC's initial reaction to the proposal is included at the end of the document.