WRI Calls Publication of Clean Power Plan in Federal Register "A Key Milestone"
The Clean Power Plan is expected to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, marking the first time in history existing power plants across the United States will be legally responsible to limit harmful carbon pollution.
Following is a reaction from Sam Adams, director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute:
“By passing this final hurdle, we now have a flexible and common-sense rule to curb emissions from our country’s largest source of emissions. The Clean Power Plan represents a key milestone in the United States’ efforts to lead by example in the fight against climate change. For the first time history, existing power plants across the United States will have the legal responsibility to limit harmful carbon pollution. Our emerging research shows that states can comply with this rule and benefit economically while doing so.”
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- Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program