On June 2, 2014, the EPA announced President Obama’s carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. There have never been limits on how much carbon power plants can emit. None at all. And carbon from American coal-fired plants alone exceeds all carbon emissions from Central and South America combined. Power plants produce 40% of U.S. carbon pollution.

The new standards call for a 30% reduction of carbon emissions from 2005 levels by each state’s existing power plants by 2030.

Each state is free to meet the reductions any way it likes. 350Hawaii is seeking someone to lead an effort to influence their implementation. If you can help, please email epastandards@350hawaii.org.