Collective State Comments on Proposed Repeal and Replacement of the Clean Power Plan

October 31, 2018

Leaders of environmental and energy agencies from a bipartisan group of states have repeatedly opposed the Trump Administration’s efforts to repeal and replace the Clean Power Plan and called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a program that will meaningfully reduce carbon emissions from the power sector, as required by the Clean Air Act.

The Clean Power Plan (CPP), issued under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, established a national rule to reduce carbon emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants, and was a key part of the Obama Administration’s strategy for meeting the U.S. commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement. 

States governed by leaders of both parties have consistently affirmed their support for the Clean Power Plan since the Trump Administration announced its intention to repeal and replace the CPP in the fall of 2017. Below are the joint statements and individual comments from state leaders regarding this effort. The joint statements were facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center.

Joint Statements from States Opposing the Repeal and Replacement of the Clean Power Plan

 

Additional comments from state leadership on the proposed CPP Repeal:

Additional comments from state leadership on the ANPRM: