Dirty Gas Has No Place in a Clean Power Plan

Pennsylvanians Against Fracking believes a clean power plan is an important part of achieving a swift and just transition away from fossil fuels and other forms of dirty energy and toward a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future.CPP image

Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan misses the mark in several important ways and, as a result, Pennsylvania’s plan to meet the targets set forth by CPP can and will center on natural gas to provide the alternative to coal, if allowed to go forward.

Although the CPP purports to put renewable energy in a more distant future, placing gas as an intermediate step towards that goal is not only unnecessary but counterproductive. The new infrastructure it would entail will deter the development and expansion of renewable energy sources.

The steering committee of Pennsylvanians Against Fracking formed a sub-committee to explore the problems with the current plan and its implementation in Pennsylvania. We are publishing a series of statements to clarify the issues. The statements will be added here as they are completed.

PAF Position Statements on CPP

Dirty Gas Has No Place in a Clean Power Plan

The Dirty Gas Loophole in the Clean Power Plan

40+ New Natural Gas Power Plants in PA’s Future

Interactive map of the power plants approved by PA DEP

Pennsylvania’s Failure to Produce Clean Power: Global Warming from Natural Gas



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