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Delaney Reacts To Clean Power Plan

August 3rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency have released the final version of the Administration’s Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The new environmental protections call for 2005 levels of carbon dioxide emissions to be reduced by 32% by 2030.

In May, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) introduced the Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act, legislation to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change…

“Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time, threatening our health, our economy and our national security and it is time to act,” said Congressman Delaney. “I applaud the White House for taking the first steps towards limiting carbon emissions. But climate change is a big problem that goes beyond just power plants and will require a bigger solution, which is why I’ve always supported a carbon tax, an approach that can harness market forces to encourage innovation and help working families and those directly impacted by new technologies. I am also pleased that states will have the option to implement a state-based carbon tax, a change I called for last year. As the Pope made clear, we have a moral obligation to leave a healthy planet to future generations and I will continue to work to build support for my Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act in Congress.”

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