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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. EPA: Clear Skies Initiative

U.S. EPA: Clear Skies Initiative

The Clear Skies Initiative Program sets mandatory caps that dramatically reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and mercury from electric power generation at levels significantly below current requirements; mitigates the health and environmental effects of fine particles, ozone, regional haze, acid rain, eutrophication and mercury, and helps States meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health; provides greater regulatory certainty for new and existing power plants to allow for cost-efficient planning and compliance; and provides environmental certainty for the American public and delivers earlier reductions than would be achieved under current law. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website on the Initiative provides factsheets, technical information, summaries of air quality improvements and health benefits that will result from the Initiative, regional information, and resources for further information.



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