Wheeling Jesuit Plans Discussion on EPA's Clean Power Plan

Oct 26, 2015

Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute will hold a panel discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The discussion will take place on Wednesday night in the Center for Educational Technologies building on the Wheeling Jesuit campus.

The EPA's proposed regulations are intended to limit carbon emissions from power plants that cause climate change. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 2030.

States and industry groups opposed to the plan filed lawsuits Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals.

The Obama administration and environmental groups say the rules are needed to cut carbon emissions while curbing the worst impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. They also say the plan will spur new clean-energy jobs.