Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

Regarding Monday’s Announcement of Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

May 30, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336, kgaby@edf.org
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

“A strong limit on carbon pollution from power plants will be a historic step forward in the fight to protect our health and our economic future. Americans are ready for an end to the era of unlimited carbon pollution from smokestacks, with nearly two-thirds supporting strong limits on emissions from power plants.”

“America needs standards that are strong and flexible, empowering states and industry to find innovative ways to cut pollution and build a dynamic clean energy economy. EPA has made a real effort to listen to everyone as they designed an approach that works for both our economy and our environment – a promising start to a historic rulemaking process.”

                    - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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