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Clean Power Plan

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Delaware is joining more than two dozen states, counties and cities battling the Environmental Protection Agency over emissions.

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Health advocates warn a Trump administration plan allowing states to decide on their own how much coal pollution to cut could cost Delaware money and lives.


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State officials, environmentalists and many residents worry repealing a federal plan that aims to reduce pollution from power plants could have drastic health and environmental consequences for the First State.

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Delaware is pressing ahead with plans to comply with the federal government’s ambitious program to cut carbon emissions from power plants despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to put the plan on hold while a multi-state lawsuit against the regulation makes its way through the courts.

The Markell administration said on Feb. 15 that it will continue to look for ways of meeting the requirements of the Clean Power Plan even though the program is suspended for now.

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Gov. Jack Markell focused on the ongoing efforts to address climate change and strengthen Delaware’s economy in his weekly message.

This week, the governor joined state and local officials to celebrate the Garrison Energy Center. The new natural gas-fired power plant in Dover is operated by the Calpine Corporation. It uses gas and steam turbines to produce up to 50 percent more electricity and less air pollution than a traditional plant.