Policy Essay

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Protecting Climate and Public Health by Reducing Carbon Pollution from the U.S. Power Sector

EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan: Protecting Climate and Public Health by Reducing Carbon Pollution From the U.S. Power Sector

Tomás Carbonell

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“Since January 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been engaged in a comprehensive effort to apply existing Clean Air Act authorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s largest sources. This Article focuses on EPA’s most recent, and significant, undertaking: an initiative to reduce emissions of carbon diox-ide from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under § 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, known popularly as the ‘Clean Power Plan.’”

Tomás Carbonell is Senior Attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. 

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Tomás Carbonell

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EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Protecting Climate and Public Health by Reducing Carbon Pollution from the U.S. Power Sector

, 33 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 403 (2015).