Senate Briefing: State Views on Implementing the Clean Power Plan

March 10, 2015

State leaders from Minnesota, Colorado, New York, and Washington discussed how their states are already reducing carbon pollution in the power sector at a U.S. Senate briefing, demonstrating different strategies that states can employ under the flexible framework proposed in the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Participating in the March 10 briefing were the following speakers:

  • Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center
  • David Thornton, assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Martha Rudolph, director of environmental programs for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Jared Snyder, assistant commissioner for air resources, climate change, and energy for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sam Ricketts, director of the Washington, DC office of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

The state officials outlined how their combinations of state programs are achieving significant pollution reductions while improving public health, providing economic benefits, and maintaining a reliable electricity system.

Video from the event is available below.

Vicki Arroyo:


David Thornton:


Martha Rudolph:


Jared Snyder:


Sam Ricketts: