NRDC Summary of EPA's Clean Power Plan

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:

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.

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