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EPA Must Go Further to Clean Up Power Plants!


Climate pollution from the power sector is driving disasters that upend our lives. Toxic air and water pollution from these same facilities is sickening our families, especially in low-income, Black, Indigenous, and Brown communities. Meanwhile, far too many critical EPA standards have been delayed or stalled, and we have less than two years until the end of President Biden's first term. Americans can't wait. I am calling on EPA to clean up power plant pollution.

As soon as possible, EPA must:

  • Pass strong carbon standards for new gas-fired power plants
  • Pass strong carbon standards for existing coal- and gas-fired power plants
  • Pass a strong risk and technology review for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
  • Pass a stronger National Soot Standard
  • Propose a stronger National Smog Standard
  • Propose a stronger Regional Haze Rule
  • Propose a stronger Coal Ash Rule, including closing loopholes for legacy landfills
  • Announce a final rule for closing Title V startup, shutdown, and malfunction loopholes
  • Utilize all tools and resources to stringently enforce the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide