(Raleigh, NC – June 2, 2014) Carbon pollution standards released today by the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) put national limits on the amount of carbon pollution emitted by power plants. The following statement may be attributed to Greg Andeck, clean energy senior manager in the North Carolina regional office of Environmental Defense Fund:
"The EPA standards will, for the first time, place reasonable limits on carbon pollution from power plants. These standards are timely and urgently needed. The recent North Carolina coal ash spills make it clear that energy from power plants has huge hidden costs on the environment and human health."