Clean Power Plan

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule which would replace the Obama era Clean Power Plan.  The move is coming under fire from environmental groups in our region, who believe it would mean more pollution and acid rain deposition in the Adirondacks.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.  Environmental advocates in our region are critical of the move, noting that the cap-and-trade-style plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is already working in the Northeast.


Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is joining 15 states, the District of Columbia and six cities that are publicly opposing President Donald Trump's executive order to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.


Surrounded by miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that suspends, rescinds or flags for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of the previous administration’s plan to curb global warming.  One of the most controversial measures, of concern to advocates in the Northeast, is a rollback of the Clean Power Plan.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay President Barack Obama's "clean power plan." Shumlin also is stepping up his calls for the state pension funds to divest themselves of coal company stocks.


A coalition of 18 states along with a handful of cities and counties from across the country has filed a motion to intervene in defense of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which is facing challenges from states and business associations.

Facebook: Environment Massachusetts

A pairs of reports by the advocacy group Environment Massachusetts highlight what it calls “game-changing” opportunities that can rapidly cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA's Enck On Clean Power Plan

Aug 4, 2015
Judith Enck

The Carbon Dioxide Reduction Plan announced on Monday by President Obama was inspired in part by a system already up and running in the northeast. The cap and trade, or Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, is in effect in nine northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Judith Enck, the region two regional administrator for the EPA spoke with WAMC's Brian Shields about the president's plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

Ken Teegardin/SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules to limit carbon emissions on Monday.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Vermont Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz says the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third over the next 15 years will  be good for the state.