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GET THE FACTS: EPA RELEASES "CLEAN POWER PLAN FOR EXISTING POWER PLANTS"

Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

Basic Information

Federal Register Citation

Effective Date

Rule Summary

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing trend toward cleaner and lower-polluting American energy. With strong but achievable standards for power plants, and customized goals for states to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, the Clean Power Plan provides national consistency, accountability and a level playing field while reflecting each state’s energy mix. It also shows the world that the United States is committed to leading global efforts to address climate change.

Rule History

August 3, 2015 – Clean Power Plan Final Rule
EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan Rule to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants

Related Information

August 3, 2015 – Proposed Federal Plan for the Clean Power Plan
EPA proposed a federal plan for the Clean Power Plan that will also serve as a model rule for states developing their state plans.

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