Earlier this week, Western Resource Advocates Senior Energy/Water Analyst Stacy Tellinghuisen participated in one of 11 Environmental Protection Agency listening sessions on potential greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing power plants. Power plants in the U.S. are one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, which are causing climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants today is an important step to protecting the West’s communities and the environment that supports them for future generations.
“We commended the EPA for moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations that will help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Taking prudent, effective action today will protect our communities, our families, and the environment we depend on from the worst impacts of climate change, while moving us towards a sustainable future in the West,” said Tellinghuisen.
Western Resource Advocates will continue to participate in this process and support a standard for existing power plants that is strong enough to effectively reduce emissions, flexible enough to be cost-effective, and fair (i.e. it will recognize carbon reduction achievements that states have already achieved), while ensuring that reductions are genuine.
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