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For Release: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Joint Statement from Climate Action Council Co-Chairs Basil Seggos, DEC Commissioner, and Doreen Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA on EPA's Proposed New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

We applaud Administrator Regan and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking action today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. It is imperative for national climate advancement that EPA finalizes regulations that create an effective program for reducing power plant emissions.

By continuing to utilize the authority granted to EPA under the federal Clean Air Act, if finalized, today's actions will complement State efforts, including under the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and development of New York's economy-wide Cap-and-Invest Program, to reduce emissions and combat climate change as directed by New York's nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

We're proud to continue to work closely with the EPA to reduce emissions and ensure a cleaner, greener environment for future generations. We look forward to reviewing the details of this complex suite of proposals.

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