President Obama announces the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change. August 2, 2015.
The Clean Power Plan, a key part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, cuts harmful carbon pollution from the power sector that’s fueling climate change.
By setting the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of U.S. carbon pollution, it will improve the health of Americans across the country, create clean energy jobs, and help households and businesses save on their energy bills.
The final plan takes into account the more than 4 million comments received from states and stakeholders across the country, creating strong but achievable standards for power plants that provide flexibility and choices for states and utilities on how to achieve their clean energy future.
Here is the presser of Administrator Gina McCarthy and President Obama speaking on the Clean Power Plan and its announcement today:
For further reading on the Clean Power Plan, head over to the White House for some really good information:
I, of course, am worried about California so here is some information on my state, but you can also see exactly how it will affect every state in the union in the link directly above.