Client Alert: EPA Proposes the Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions

On June 2, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Clean Power Plan – a proposed rule passed under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) – which will significantly affect fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs).  As one step in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Clean Power Plan represents a trend to cut carbon pollution that may affect all carbon emitting industries in the near future.