The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is backed by more than 60 Missouri farmers and they are urging state elected officials to support it. Emily Rosenwasser with the Sierra Club said the political climate on the issue needs to change.
“There are really strong clean energy solutions that are possible in Missouri, but there’s been a lot of efforts to keep the status quo going and to protect frankly a system of aging power plants,” said Rosenwasser.
She said the plan could create jobs in Missouri.
“I think that it will hopefully bring a few more people to the table and take an approach to this issue that is outside of the realm of political and more about finding good clean energy solutions that are going to bring a lot of benefits to the state of Missouri,” said Rosenwasser.
The EPA’s regulations would cut carbon emissions nationwide 30% by 2030.
Last month, Missouri’s Attorney General joined a multi-state lawsuit against the EPA saying its carbon emission limits overstep its authority. Some against the EPA’s rule argue that energy rates for Missourians could double by 2030.
See details on the lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster by clicking here.