US Climate and Health Alliance

Clean Power Plan: The Case for Carbon Pollution Limits


In response to the many dangerous impacts of climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever limits on industrial carbon pollution in June 2014. Each year more than 2 billion tons of carbon pollution are spewed into the atmosphere by power plants—the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan will move America toward a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations while ensuring an ongoing supply of the reliable, affordable power needed for economic growth. To help separate fact from fiction in the Clean Power Plan, NRDC prepared this well-referenced resource book to provide clarity.

Resource Type
Rich Simon Jacob Eisenberg Mary Heglar Ed Chen Jeff Benzak Michelle Bright Dale Bryk Sheryl Carter Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Lisa Catapano Juan Declet-Barretto David Doniger Craig Wyatt Wusi Fan Aliya Haq Mai Ichihara Bob Keefe Emy Kelty Kim Knowlton Francesca Koe Alex Krefetz Lucy LaFamme Dan Lashof Josh Mogerman Rob Moore John Moore Jackson Morris Annie Notthoff Geroge Peridas Pat Remick Winslow Roberson Jake Schmidt Kevin Steinberger Lisa Suatoni Tina Swanson Luke Tonachel Andrew Wetzler Mary Wilson Starla Yeh
Resource URL
July 2015
Natural Resources Defense Council
Organization Type
Emission Sources
Conventional energy Energy Conventional
US policy Policy United states

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