Senator Boxer’s Statement on EPA’s Announcement of Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
September 20, 2013
Washington, D.C. - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the statement below on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement today regarding new proposed carbon pollution standards for future power plants:
Senator Boxer said: "Every day across the nation we see the harmful impacts of climate change, and we must reduce carbon pollution to protect public health and safeguard future generations. EPA's proposed standard for new power plants is a critical and appropriate step forward in addressing the biggest source of carbon pollution."