EDF president Fred Krupp says Clean Power Plan is moderate, flexible and necessary

July 29, 2014
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – July 29, 2014) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) president Fred Krupp joined hundreds of Americans today to testify in favor of an historic new plan to fight climate change and protect public health.

Krupp testified at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing in Washington, D.C. for its Clean Power Plan, which will put the first-ever national limits on the amount of climate pollution that can be emitted by power plants. 

Krupp called the new plan “moderate, flexible, and necessary.”

“I am particularly enthusiastic that the rule you are considering sets national standards, but leaves states the freedom to design the approach that best fits their circumstances,” Krupp testified. “It encourages investors, inventors, and entrepreneurs to find new ways to cut pollution. And it gives industry flexibility to find the most efficient path to a clean future.”

You can read Krupp’s entire testimony here.

EPA is hosting two-day hearings in four cities around the country this week. EDF will also have experts testify at the hearings in Atlanta and Denver.

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