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Aug 3, 2015 4:53 PM

NH specialists respond favorably regarding Obama's proposed Clean Power Plan


Monday, local N.H. experts reacted to President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

The plan, which has been two years in the making, outlines standards and possible solutions to carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants.

Additionally the plan seeks to take active action against climate change.

Obama’s plan allows each state to create its own plan in the years to come that will individually combat area’s emissions pollution.

Specialists in NH support Obama’s plan, which includes the first-ever Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.

Katie Robert, president of the board of the N.H. Public Health Association, believes the plan is “good for the earth, for the climate, and for the people.”

Also a supporter of the Clean Power Plan is NH resident and ordained priest Steve Blackmer. According to Blackmer, the plan is a set toward the human goal of sustaining goodness of the Earth.

NH supporters said their number one priority is to do their part in the state to improve overall air quality and reduce climate change.

The plan is part of the Clean Air Act which aims to reduce carbon from power plants by 30 percent below the 2005 levels.

The act focuses on four areas, such as energy efficiency, reducing demand and promoting renewable energy.

The Clean Power Plan is the largest formal action on climate change and sets the first nation-wide standards on limiting carbon pollution.


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