EPA moves draft carbon pollution standards for power plants

Sierra Club reacts to development

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Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved its proposal for carbon pollution protections for new power plants to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for initial review.

Carbon pollution is the leading contributor to climate disruption and is linked to life-threatening air pollution that triggers asthma attacks. The proposed protections will help modernize the way we power our country; ensure healthier kids, families and workers; create much-needed jobs; and fight climate disruption.

In response, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, released the following statement:

“Today, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken another important step towards fulfilling the president’s Climate Action Plan and protecting our children’s health. The proposed standards will protect Americans from dangerous air pollution, protect our communities from harmful carbon pollution, and strengthen our economy with clean energy jobs.

“The Sierra Club and our 2.4 million members and supporters applaud President Obama and the EPA for taking steps to hold the big polluters accountable for their pollution.”


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