Ex-Im projects' emissions nearly erase CPP over 15 years

Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan is estimated to reduce carbon emissons by 2.5 billion tons over 15 years. But, if all 70 Ex-Im Bank projects approved under Obama were running at full capacity during a 15-year period, they would produce about the same carbon emissions as the CPP savings.

Sources: US Energy Information Administration and an analysis of US Export Import Bank data by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism's Energy & Environmental Reporting Project and The Guardian
Graphic: Jan Diehm/The Guardian