The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) held a public meeting October 11 to allow residents to voice their views on U.S. EPA’s proposal to repeal the federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) on carbon pollution. EPA in August proposed to replace the CPP with the Affordable Clean Energy rule.
“Delawareans know the state is already experiencing detrimental impacts from climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “We are moving ahead with this meeting because the Affordable Clean Energy Rule offers little in the way of real greenhouse gas emission reductions from the power sector. We are holding the meeting so that Delawareans and East Coast citizens have an opportunity to participate in the decision that will directly impact their lives and environment.”
For more information, see DNREC’s press release.