Seattle, WA (October 9, 2017) – Today, the Trump administration announced that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, our best climate program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. Environment Washington Director Bruce Speight released the following statement in response:
“The Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is an egregious attack on all Americans’ health, environment, and future.”
“Only weeks after supercharged hurricanes devastated Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the biggest single step any nation has ever taken to cut the carbon pollution that causes global warming. This rollback undermines our ability to the combat climate change, which is making extreme weather more deadly and destructive.”
“Refusing to address climate change is not an option. And replacing the Clean Power Plan with a weakened standard would reverse the progress we have made to protect Americans from the dangers of climate change. We need to protect the Clean Power Plan to make sure we leave kids growing up today a cleaner, healthier planet.”
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Environment Washington is a statewide, membership-based environmental advocacy organization that works for clean air, clean water and open spaces. www.environmentwashington.org.