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Beyond politics: The Clean Power Plan will benefit the economy

This article was originally published in the BSR Insight . On Tuesday, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the U.S. Clean Power Plan, one of the most significant pieces of environmental policy the United States has ever seen. When the White House announced the plan in August 2015, it was heralded as the strongest action the United States has ever taken to combat climate change . The centerpiece of the U.S. national climate plan, by 2030, the Clean Power Plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels, and it will cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent . The plan will also create jobs, save consumers $155 billion from 2020 to 2030 and reduce health hazards by cutting pollutants that contribute to soot and smog. Unfortunately, several states concerned about the erosion of the fossil-fuel-based econo...

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