The Local Impact Of The President's Plan To Cut Greenhouse Gases

June 2, 2014

Last month, the Salem Power Plant shut down its coal-fired boilers for good. It was the last of the state’s so-called Filthy Five power plants, targeted by environmentalists for sending tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Now, a similar story may play out across the nation, as the Environmental Protection Agency issues sweeping new guidelines aimed at combatting climate change.


  • David Cash is the commissioner of the State Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Zygmunt Plater is a professor of environmental law at Boston College Law School.

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