Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits on carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. In response, Trevor Higgins, senior vice president of the Energy and Environment department at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
These rules offer a chance to put the power sector on a path to clean electricity, making a real difference in the fight against climate change. The EPA must work quickly to define these pollution standards at the strongest level possible in order to hold the industry accountable for cleaning up its act. Together with investments from the Inflation Reduction Act, strong climate and public health standards are critical for protecting the health and safety of communities on the front lines of fossil fuel pollution, creating good jobs, and laying the groundwork for building a clean energy economy.
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