NRDC Summary of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Summary
June 02, 2014

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.