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LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposed Standard for New Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

20 Sep 2013  |  Intern Admin

WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the EPA’s proposed new standard for carbon emissions for new power plants:

“It’s a great day for public health and a clean energy future.  These limits on carbon pollution are so common sense that most Americans assume they’re already in place.  Carbon pollution is creating conditions that increase asthma attacks and extreme weather like floods, heat waves, and droughts nationwide. Any attempts by Congress to block implementation of these limits would go against the majority of Americans who support these common sense steps and would only benefit the country’s biggest polluters.”

Recent polling conducted for LCV showed that 80 percent of young voters in particular support the President’s overall plan to address climate change, and 80 percent specifically support limits on carbon emissions from power plants.  

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