FACT SHEET: President Obama's Clean Power Plan and Communities of Color

The Clean Power Plan is a federal rule that will reduce pollution from power plants. Right now, coal-fired power plants are our country’s largest single source of climate change pollution. They are also responsible for a number of health problems that disproportionately affect people of color. The plan gives states the flexibility to implement their own systems for reducing pollution while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable power. 

The concern that environmental changes are threatening our way of life is a key issue among minority voters in established and emerging battleground states. A recent survey of minority voters looked at how these communities understand climate change and environmental issues. Download the report.

This white paper focuses on one of the most promising strategies water utilities can use to develop broad public support: Embracing triple-bottom-line outcomes that deliver community benefits like jobs, business opportunities, green space, safer and more beautiful streets, and other local amenities. Selected policies and programs designed to catalyze community...

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