This morning the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new carbon pollution standards for power plants as apart of the President’s Climate Action Plan. The standards were not set in place before and will have huge benefits for all Americans, especially for President Obama’s climate-change agenda. According to The Wall Street Journal, “the EPA will propose mandating power plants cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from levels of 25 years earlier”.
Watch EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announce the Clean Power Plan Proposal. As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan—EPA is releasing a proposal to cut harmful carbon pollution from our nation’s largest source: power plants.
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Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, praised the proposal. “The new carbon pollution standards will be good for our health, good for our economy and good for our children and all future generations,” via The Wall Street Journal. Our children will hopefully get to enjoy winters filled with powder days as we have today.
Lynsey Dyer posted this instagram photo captioned “Potential good news for climate change today! The white house just announced new carbon pollution standards to limit the amount of carbon power plants can put Into the atmosphere where surprisingly there was no regulation before. #Iwantmykidstoskispinessomeday @protectourwinters #ActOnClimate” / Photo: @lynseydyer
Mike Hood posted this photo to his instagram captioned: “Here is my reason to #ActOnClimate. The White House just announced new carbon regulations for power plants. #tusk #dreamlines #ProtectOurWinters#forfuturegenerationstoenjoy @protectourwinters” / Photo: @Mike__hood
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