GCV Statement on EPA’s Power Plant Rules

Georgia Conservation Voters thanks President Biden and Administrator Regan for taking a big step to limit carbon pollution and fight against the climate crisis.

Contact: Alexis Greenblatt, Georgia Conservation Voters, 678-242-9644, alexis@gcvoters.org 

Atlanta, GA —  In response to the EPA’s proposed rules to limit carbon pollution from some new and existing fossil-fueled power plants, Georgia Conservation Voters issues the following statement from Executive Director Brionté McCorkle:

“We appreciate President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan for taking this critical step. Limiting pollution from power plants is long overdue, widely supported, and will lead to cleaner air, healthier communities, and a livable climate. No administration has done more to combat the climate crisis and finally kick this country’s clean energy economy – centered on good-paying family-sustaining jobs – into high gear. The power sector is one of our nation’s largest sources of climate pollution, yet it is virtually unchecked, and the EPA has an obligation under the Clean Air Act to set and effectively enforce limits. 

The EPA must center community engagement and consider the community impacts of using carbon capture or hydrogen co-firing. Together with the League of Conservation Voters, we will work to ensure that cleaner solutions are prioritized wherever possible, and we will oppose carbon capture being exploited to support actions inconsistent with our climate and justice goals, including the expansion or extension of fossil fuel infrastructure, extraction, processing, and use. 

We are urging the EPA to finalize the strongest possible rules by early next year, ensure that they are in line with the urgency necessary to meet the challenge of the climate crisis, and are shaped by input from the communities that will be most affected. Once these rules are finalized, we will work with our state leaders to ensure that frontline communities are protected while cutting climate pollution.”


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Georgia Conservation Voters’ mission is to advocate for public policies that advance a more just and sustainable future, campaign for candidates who will make climate and environmental justice a priority, and hold elected officials accountable for their actions and votes. For more information, visit www.gcvoters.org.