The Clean Power Plan is a new rule set by President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon pollution from large power plants, the biggest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The Clean Power Plan will reduce the pollution causing climate change and its impacts on New York.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) needs to develop a state plan to meet the goal that EPA has set for New York and would like your input. While New York is better situated than most states to comply with the Clean Power Plan because it has reduced emissions substantially over the past decade, and under Governor Cuomo’s clean energy programs will reduce these emissions even more, there is still more work to be done. For example, New York is working to develop strategies to provide broad benefits to communities - particularly low-income and communities of color, by reducing carbon pollution from power plants and doing so in a way that focuses on cleaner energy. We are looking to you to provide the vision for these strategies.
New York State has the flexibility on how to meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan. Help the state choose among various approaches, while also hearing about how the Clean Power Plan works with other air pollution and clean energy programs.
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