Episode: 165 How the EPA got the Biggest Carbon Emitters to Fight Climate Change

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165 How the EPA got the Biggest Carbon Emitters to Fight Climate Change

Former EPA Chief Gina McCarthy explains how she was able to get utility companies, the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States, on board with regulations to fight global climate change. The resulting Clean Power Plan has helped bring emissions from US electricity production to their lowest level since 1993. She also discusses the EPA’s future under Scott Pruitt, her successor in the Trump administration, and the risks of disregarding science as a means for formulating policy.

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