Why Power Plant Carbon Limits Will Make A Huge Difference
The federal government has introduced safeguards on climate pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. These protections are the centerpiece of the President Obama's Climate Action Plan and could be the most effective action to curb climate pollution in history. They could also be the most important public measure in a generation.
In a few images, here is why this one policy will make a huge difference in solving our climate problems:
• "Using the Clean Air Act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants, Delivering Health, Environmental, and Economic Benefits." Natural Resources Defense Council. March 2014.
• "Carbon Pollution From Power Plants." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. May 2014.
"The time has come for us to leave a lasting legacy of timely and effective action to cut carbon pollution from dirty coal plants. All Americans must come together to get this job done. Our health and our future depend upon it."