King County Executive Dow Constantine praised President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for taking action to reduce carbon emissions generated by power plants.
“To successfully confront climate change we must go directly to the source of carbon emissions – and one of the largest sources in our nation is emissions from power plants. That’s why today’s bold action by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency is so important.
“Rising sea levels and extreme-weather events are already costing each of us dearly. By setting limits on carbon emissions from power plants, the EPA shifts the cost of pollution back to its source, and harnesses the power of the marketplace to drive innovation and investment in clean, renewable energy.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Chad Lewis, Executive Office, 206-263-1250