Colorado will comply with EPA’s plan to cut CO2 emissions, Hickenlooper says
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan was rolled out in June 2014. The plan, expected to be finalized this summer, aims to cut the nation’s emissions of CO2, a greenhouse gas, by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
The EPA’s proposed rules also allow states the flexibility to come up with their own plans for reaching the targets.
Supporters of the EPA’s rules say they will lead to cleaner air and slow the effects of climate change. Critics say the rules will send electricity rates skyrocketing as coal, which emits CO2 when burned in
power plants, is phased out of the nation’s power portfolio.