The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) applauds today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of a much anticipated plan that will address carbon pollution from America’s existing power generating facilities. As the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organization, AMC sees this as an essential step toward curbing greenhouse gas emission impacts, improving air and water quality, and encouraging a robust clean-energy future. Using the proven, market-based approach of cap-and-trade as one of the core tools to achieve emissions reductions of 30 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030, the plan also will foster investments in energy efficiency and clean energy alternatives, AMC representatives said.
“AMC has been studying the impacts of air pollution and climate change in the northern Appalachian mountains for decades. As outdoor recreationists and conservationists, we take air pollution personally, given what it can do to our lungs, our views, and our environment.” Read more of AMC’s press statement on the Carbon Pollution Plan >>
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