The most significant step the U.S. ever took toward reducing the pollution that causes climate change is under attack.
On August 3, 2015 President Obama unveiled the final Clean Power Plan, setting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants — the nation's largest source of these emissions. In this historic announcement, the United States said that it is no longer acceptable to put unlimited amounts of climate pollution into our air.
The Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon emissions from power plant smokestacks — and by doing so it would also creates new opportunities to continue development of the strong, vibrant clean energy economy that is creating prosperity. The states that join the race first, and run it the fastest, will win both more investment in clean technologies and less air pollution for their communities. And we will all benefit from less severe temperature increases, less dangerous sea level rise, and fewer ferocious storms.
But the Trump Administration is now trying to stop the Clean Power Plan. On October 10, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposal to repeal the plan. EPA must now accept public comment about that proposal.
EDF will keep fighting to protect the Clean Power Plan.
Clean Power Plan blog posts
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- EDF request for hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan [PDF]
- EDF comments on the Clean Energy Incentive Program: Press Release Hearing testimony [PDF] | Comments to EPA [PDF]
- Clean Power Plan Compliance Within Reach for Litigating Companies [PDF]
- Momentum continues for EPA's Clean Power Plan from States and Power Companies [PDF]
- EDF comments on EPA's proposed model rules and federal plan requirements for the Clean Power Plan: Main comments Supplemental comments on biomass | EM&V Guidance
- Achieving healthier air and a safer climate through common-sense limits on carbon pollution
- What the Clean Power Plan means for the states [PDF]
- Clean Power Plan will help us win "the race of our lives" – EDF President Fred Krupp
- Legal Analysis: Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in Court
- Streamlined state and federal planning approaches under the Clean Power Plan [PDF]
- Clean Power Plan rests on a solid legal foundation [PDF]
- Protective Carbon Pollution Standards and Electric Reliability [PDF]
- America working together: Building a clean, low carbon electric system [PDF]
- Testimony of Fred Krupp at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearing [PDF]
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Uses Familiar Scare Tactic on Pollution Rules
- The Proposed Clean Power Plan for power plants has widespread support
- EPA webpage on Clean Power Plan