Massachusetts committed to Obama-era Clean Power Plan

Source: By The Associated Press • Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says his administration is committed to an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The Republican’s comments come a day after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he’ll issue new rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s drive to curb global climate change.

A spokesman for Baker said Tuesday Massachusetts is dedicated to meeting targets established under the Clean Power Plan and other agreements “critical to ensuring the commonwealth remains a national leader in securing a clean energy future.”

Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has pledged to sue the Trump administration.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday the Obama-era plan is about stopping big corporations from dumping dangerous amounts of carbon pollution into the air.