1/8: Comment on the EPA’s Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

Deadline to Comment: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Action: Submit a comment to the EPA opposing repeal of the Clean Power Plan.  Comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

Why is this important:  The EPA must address all comments submitted in their rule-making to repeal the Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). The CPP is central to the US’s international climate commitments. It promises to reduce emissions from the power sector 32% from 2005 by 2030. States have flexibility to determine how best to achieve these reductions.  The CO2 emission limits in the CPP are needed to combat climate change. A repeal will likely result in increased CO2 emissions.

As a proposed alternative to the CPP, the EPA is also taking comments about future rule-making on carbon dioxide emissions control measures for individual power plants.

DEADLINE for these comments is: February 26, 2018. During the coming weeks we will send a second CTA, specific to this topic.

Comment here: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/electric-utility-generating-units-advance-notice-proposed-0

 Suggested comment on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan:

Personalize your comments and include factual concerns.

I oppose repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan sets good, common sense limits on carbon pollution from power plants and is the only nationwide limits on carbon emissions from power plants. Coal, oil and natural gas-fired power plants are responsible for more than 35% of the carbon pollution in the United States. This carbon pollution is a significant cause of climate change and worsens air quality, posing significant health risks to US citizens. This has resulted in more intense and costly weather events.  We need the EPA to strengthen safeguards that will help address climate change and protect our health and safety. This proposed repeal will put our health and safety at increased risk. Please do not repeal the Clean Power Plan.

Where to comment: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

WHO ARE COMMITTEE CONTACTS: Gail Harriss gailh@mydurango.net

For further information, control click on: http://environment.law.harvard.edu/2017/09/clean-power-plan-carbon-pollution-emission-guidelines/