Unplugging Emissions: Exploring New EPA Rules on Climate and Health
An RFF Live event examining three recent proposed and final rules on power-sector emissions from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
In the past few weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a number of closely watched proposed or final rules, including a final Good Neighbor Plan for 2015 Ozone NAAQS; a new proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) residual risk and technology review; and a proposed rule for regulating carbon emissions from existing and new power plants under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act—a replacement for the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan and the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule.
Both individually and together, these regulations have important implications for the US power sector--and for human health. On Friday, May 19, Resources for the Future and Harvard Law’s Environmental & Energy Law Program reviewed the latest EPA rules and explored the potential impacts on air quality, human health, and US decarbonization goals.
- Chris Hoagland, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Carrie Jenks, Harvard Law School
- Elsie Sunderland, Harvard University
- Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future (Moderator)
Director of Air and Radiation, Maryland Department of the Environment
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Karen Palmer is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future and an expert on the economics of environmental, climate and public utility regulation of the electric power sector.
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