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EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants



by Athena Velie Eastwood
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office

Douglas H. Fischer
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office

Kenneth W. Irvin
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office

Neal E. Kumar
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office

Gregory K. Lawrence
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - New York Office

June 11, 2014

Previously published on June 4, 2014

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States. The proposed rules, which the EPA published pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, aim to cut CO2 emissions from power plants by approximately 30% by 2030, using 2005 emissions levels as a baseline. The Clean Power Plan is a central component of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which he announced in June 2013.


 

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