According to a press release by the Environmental Defense Fund, “The Clean Power Plan establishes the first national limits on carbon pollution from fossil-fuel fired power plants, our nation’s single largest source of such pollution. The brief filed by the coalition today adds to EPA’s own strong defense, which was filed yesterday. ‘Carbon pollution is destabilizing our climate and threatening our health, security, and economic well-being, and fossil fuel-fired power plants are the largest source of that pollution in America,’ said Tomás Carbonell, EDF’s Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney. ‘The Clean Power Plan is the most important step our nation has taken to place reasonable limits on climate pollution and leave a healthier and safer climate for our children. Our brief reaffirms that the Clean Power Plan faithfully adheres to the Clean Air Act and is based on a rigorous technical record — and shows that the legal attacks on these vital standards are completely without merit.’”

[Environmental Defense Fund, 3/29/16]