In January 2016, NDEQ developed this web page as a method of informing the public about the federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) and to invite public participation in the development of a state response.
However, in February 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay that temporarily halts the U.S. EPA’s enforcement of the CPP, pending a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington.
Due to the Supreme Court stay, NDEQ is no longer continuing work related to the CPP at this time.
This web page will be revised if the stay is lifted or if other actions regarding the development of a carbon mitigation strategy for power plants are announced.
For additional background on the federal rule, the following link connects to an EPA web page regarding the federal Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants.
Surveys -- In November 2015, NDEQ conducted a survey, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska, to determine the public’s knowledge and opinions regarding the federal Clean Power Plan, and the options that Nebraska should consider in developing a state response. Surveys were sent to households, representatives of the power industry and to Nebraska communities. PDFs of the survey information are provided below: