Testimony

Comments to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland General Assembly on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

Jan 11, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw

Key Findings

  • The Clean Power Plan (CPP) produces large and widespread improvements in air quality and health outcomes that far exceed costs.
  • The lower 48 states and the District of Columbia can expect environmental improvement under the Clean Power Plan. The expected CPP replacement would lead to environmental harm in some states.
  • In Maryland, the expected replacement would lead to 6 additional premature deaths per year compared to baseline, and 106 additional premature deaths compared to the Clean Power Plan.
  • EPA’s analysis in support of Clean Power Plan repeal is flawed and inadequate. The accounting of costs and benefits inappropriately applies guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.