News Release, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The federal Environmental Protection Agency has announced its Affordable Clean Energy Plan, a replacement for the ObamaClean Power Plan. The plan, designed to boost the coal industry, requires no state limits on CO2 and would permit increased nitrogen oxide pollution, as compared to the Clean Power Plan. Following the announcement, Lisa Feldt, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement.
“This plan is designed to thwart efforts to reduce emissions from the coal industry at the expense of human health and the environment. For the Chesapeake Bay, it is another missed opportunity to reducenitrogen pollutionas well as address sources of pollution that causeclimate change. It is bad for the Bay and those living here.”