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EPA Clean Power Plan And Air Quality

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Thursday, August 6

This week, the President and the EPA unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants on a much faster schedule. Advocates say the move is long overdue, opponents believe it could result in the shuttering of plants across the country, layoffs, and higher power bills. The new Clean Power Plan will certain impact Duke Energy but they say they’ve already been working on cleaning things up. We hear from both sides about this new plan.

Guests

Diane Denton - Director of Environmental and Energy Policy for Duke Energy

Donald R. van der Vaart - Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Dustin Chicurel-Bayard - Communications Director for the NC Sierra Club

Roy Cordato - John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research and resident scholar