Press Release

Statement: EPA Carbon Pollution Standards Offer Clear, Clean Path Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

September 20, 2013

EPA Carbon Pollution Standards Offer Clear, Clean Path Forward

Predictable Standards Are Good for Economic Growth,

Good for the Environment

 

STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER

Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

 

CHICAGO – Howard A. Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. EPA’s carbon pollution reduction standards issued on Friday:

 

“These clean air standards are a big step forward to reduce carbon pollution and help solve our climate change problems. The standards will drive technological innovation for a cleaner environment and public health and safety,” said Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center.  “Six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision affirming that greenhouse gases should be regulated as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act in order to protect public health.  The U.S. EPA is now moving forward with standards that can make a difference.”

 

“The Midwest is responsible for about five percent of global greenhouse gas pollution and should be a leader with solutions that help spur economic growth while protecting public health,” said Learner.  “We can advance new clean technologies that reduce pollution and grow clean energy, and Midwest manufacturers can produce, export and transfer innovative equipment to other countries that help achieve global solutions.”

 

“We commend the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for bringing these landmark carbon pollution reduction standards across the goal line.”

 

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