Environmental Justice advocates back Clean Power Plan but worry about cap and trade

Environmental justice advocates from around the United States gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to lay out their hopes and concerns for the Obama administration’s recently finalized rule regulating carbon emissions from power plants.Republican opponents of U.S. EPA’s new plan to address climate change often argue that it will result in higher electricity prices that will disproportionately affect low-income communities (E&E Daily, June 24). But participants in yesterday’s dialogue, hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), largely shared their support for the final Clean Power Plan, saying it includes improved measures to address environmental justice compared to the proposed rule.To Read more, click here 

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