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New Website Reveals Which States Affected Most by EPA Clean Power Plan Proposal

New Website Reveals Which States Affected Most by EPA Clean Power Plan Proposal houses maps and data analyses of proposed regulation

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Texas electricity generation most affected

Arlington, Virginia (February 24, 2015)— A new website released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) reveals the extent to which the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan will affect electricity generation in the states.

The EPA’s Plan would mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants by 2030 from a 2005 baseline. This reduction in emissions would force roughly 50 gigawatts of installed fossil fuel-fired generation into retirement – an amount equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power 25 million homes during normal conditions. Visitors to the website can use an interactive map to determine which power plants EPA expects to be retired by 2020 as a result of the Clean Power Plan.

The website also compiles comments that state policymakers (e.g., governors, attorneys general, state environmental agencies, and public utilities commissions) submitted to EPA regarding the proposed rule. Comments are classified as either generally supporting the proposed rule as written or as expressing significant concern.

“The EPA Clean Power Plan represents perhaps the most expansive use of the Clean Air Act to date to regulate electricity markets that states up until now have carefully and deliberately crafted to meet their unique circumstances,” said John Eick, Director of the ALEC Task Force on Energy, Environment and Agriculture. “The impacts of the proposed rule on state economies, electric reliability, and federalism are significant.”

To learn more about the effects of the EPA Clean Power Plan, visit