PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In June of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a landmark proposal designed to curb carbon emissions from power plants. Now the EPA is soliciting input on their Clean Power Plan.
"This is a very interesting, thoughtful approach to dealing with emissions from power plants," stated EPA Regional Administrator, Curt Spalding. "What we want is we want the entire country moving forward on a program to reduce carbon emissions."
"First of all, it is a landmark move because the federal government has finally taken some action," explained Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
"Power plants are the single largest source of carbon pollution, so we have got to address those first," she added.