Statement of Bob Perciasepe
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
October 10, 2017
On the repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
The Clean Power Plan provided a clear and achievable path for reducing U.S. carbon emissions, and abandoning it means huge new uncertainties for the power sector. Although market and technology forces thankfully continue to drive down emissions, power companies are telling the EPA they need a sensible replacement. The Administration’s apparent intent to develop a new plan is a welcome acknowledgement that climate change is real and that it has a legal obligation to address it. But, the EPA needs to move quickly and offer more than the bare minimum.
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