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As the Environmental Protection Agency kicks off its 120-day public comment period on the Clean Power Plan, the Bipartisan Policy Center released an interactive map for people to be able to track the comments that are submitted.

On June 18, the EPA opened the comment period — which is set to end Oct. 16 — on their recently-proposed carbon cutting regulations. The following day, the BPC’s Energy Project announced their interactive map, which tracks comments and provides facts on each state’s political and energy sector makeup.

“EPA’s proposal to develop 50-state reduction targets caught just about everyone by surprise,” BPC President Jason Grumet said in a statement. “Whether you think the approach is wonderfully innovative or unduly complex, in the end it is all about the details. By organizing the key policy and political input into a state-based tool, we hope to call attention to state-specific issues and regional trends in the ongoing regulatory debate.”

The map includes information on each state’s energy policies, carbon emissions, electric capacity mix and political affiliations, in addition to links of submitted comments from state officials — as well as instructions, for the less tech-savvy.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a nonprofit organization and public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. Click here to find out more about the Center’s Energy Project.