Currently, there are no national limits on the carbon pollution that power plants emit into the atmosphere. With Monday's proposed rule, that will change.
- This is the most significant move any U.S. president has made to curtail carbon pollution in history.
- There is room for improvement, and time to improve it.
- The EPA is just doing what Congress (and the Supreme Court) told it to do many years ago.
- States will have huge amounts of flexibility to comply.
- Coal was on its way out and this speeds up the transition.
- This is one rule in a long string of carbon-cutting actions since President Obama took office.
- The rule won’t come into effect overnight.
- It’s not just fossil fuel companies and conservative groups that have a voice in this process.