Community Statements and Releases

By: David Doniger, Director, NRDC Climate & Clean Air Program

On Tuesday, February 9th, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court unexpectedly issued a “stay” blocking the Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of U.S. action on climate change – until litigation over its legality is finished. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear the case in June, and More

By: Tomás Carbonell, Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney at EDF.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon publish the Clean Power Plan in the Federal Register. The Clean Power Plan is a suite of historic Clean Air Act standards that will establish the first nationwide limits on carbon pollution from America’s fossil fuel-fired power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants are the largest source of More

According to a statement on the Union of Concerned Scientists website, Union of Concerned Scientists stated, “We congratulate President Obama and Administrator McCarthy for their bold and visionary leadership, and EPA staff for a final plan that is fair, cost-effective, and builds off of proven, successful policies that many states have already put into action. More

According to a press release on the U.S. Conference of Mayors website, U.S. Conference of Mayors stated, “The U.S. Conference of Mayors congratulates the Obama Administration on issuing the Clean Power Plan that will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from new and existing energy utilities. The Mayors of this nation applaud the Administration for making More