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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.

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