Clean Power Plan wants Colorado to cut CO2 emissions by 28 percent
President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a sweeping yet contentious collection of regulations aimed at slashing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants across the country.
Nationwide, the plan seeks a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 based on a benchmark set in 2005. Each state has its own emissions-reduction goal, and each will have flexibility in how the targets are reached.
The final rule is tougher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s initial proposal, which sought to cut emissions nationwide by 30 percent.
“We only get one home; we only get one planet,” Obama said Monday at a White House event where the final Clean Power Plan was released. “There’s no plan B.”