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Clean Power Act means changes for power plant compliance

The EPA conducted hearings on the carbon pollution standards for the U.S.’s 1500 power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, having held hearings in four cities on the proposed carbon pollution standards for the U.S.’s 1500 power plants. This is not a new issue for citizens in the surrounding areas of those power plants; many of them have been vocally concerned with the need for action inside the power plant businesses that are negatively impacting their regions. 

The EPA held public hearings for the proposed Clean Power Plan in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. where stakeholders both for and against hosted events alongside the hearings. The EPA has received almost 30,000 written comments on the proposal, which will have significant implications for power plants.

This project is in a part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, announced in June 2013. At the announcement of that plan, Obama said: “The question is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late.  And how we answer will have a profound impact on the world we leave behind not just to you, but to your children and to your grandchildren.  As a President, as a father, and as an American, I am here to say we need to act.” 

Of course, this Act will have compliance requirements for businesses and change the way firms operate in order to stay compliant. Gorsen says:

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