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EPA Proposes to Cut Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants

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June 3, 2014
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On June 2, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed a rule aimed at cutting carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel fired power plants pursuant to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. If finalized, the proposed rule will cut carbon emissions from affected sources by up to 30% from 2005 levels. The proposal requires that meaningful emission reductions be achieved by 2020 with full implementation by 2030. The proposed rule only applies to states with fossil fuel-fired power plants — the rule does not extend to sources located in Indian country or to Vermont and Washington D.C. (neither of which have fossil-fuel fired plants).

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