Carbon Pollution Standards

Regulatory Actions

Under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA is proposing commonsense approaches to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants.


Clean Power Plan - Proposed Rule

On June 2, 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants

Outreach on Reducing Carbon Pollution From Existing Power Plants

Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants

On June 2, 2014, the EPA issued proposed standards to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from reconstructed and modified power plants.

2013 Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

On Sept. 20, 2013, the EPA issued a new proposal for carbon pollution from new power plants.

2012 Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

On March 27, 2012, the EPA proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants.

2010 Proposed Settlement Agreements

On December 23, 2010, the EPA entered into two proposed settlement agreements to issue rules that will address greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and refineries.