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SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed power plant emissions reduction plan:

“I congratulate President Obama for his leadership on climate action, and especially for the flexible approach he has brought to this issue. Instead of imposing a one-size-fits-all, potentially clumsy federal regime, this plan empowers each state to make its own solution, and will reward states for reducing carbon emissions, cutting down on pollution and smog, and providing cleaner air for our children and seniors,” Peters said.

“California is already a leader in climate action. Today’s proposal is flexible and encourages other states to become laboratories to craft ways to decrease the emissions that are warming the planet and leading to climate change. As we work to mitigate the damage in California and San Diego from climate related events, including sea level rise, drought, and wildfires, we must get to work making the power we produce go farther with less harm to our environment.”

The proposed rule, which has a goal of reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, is now open to a 120-day public comment period. Interested constituents can submit their comments to the Environmental Protection Agency by clicking here.