Google joins Apple in condemning the repeal of the Clean Power Plan

A coal-fired power plant in Baltimore, Maryland.

Google filed a public comment today criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy that aims to cut power plant pollution. With its comment, Google joins Apple in arguing that keeping the policy is a good deal for the US.

Google’s comment, which it shared with The Verge, lays out what it called “a strong economic case for the Clean Power Plan.” It says that the plan would encourage utilities and companies like Google to keep investing in renewable energy — which Google says is getting cheaper, is desired by both consumers and investors, and is a good source of jobs.

Google also believes that curbing global warming “is an urgent global priority that requires robust…

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Author: Rachel Becker

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