21 Jan '16, 10pm

Court denies polluters' attempt to block the #CleanPowerPlan>>https://t.co/ZibbuY49IL

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied requests by industry and allied states to temporarily stay the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever federal carbon pollution limits for our nation's electric power plants. The following statement is from Howard Fox of Earthjustice , co-counsel for Sierra Club, which has intervened in support of the Plan: "The Clean Power Plan is a vital, common-sense safeguard that builds on existing trends towards low-polluting electric power. The result will be a significant dent in the U.S.'s largest source of carbon emissions—pollution that is causing serious impacts including floods, droughts, and wildfires. Smog and soot will also go down, preventing large numbers of premature deaths, hospitalizations for asthma and bronchitis, and other illnesses. "The Plan offers ple...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2016/decision-on-the-c...

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