News Release

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact: Jennie Olson, jolson@environmentamerica.org, 202-683-1250 ext. 388

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

“The massive damage delivered by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose is a stark reminder why we need leaders who take global warming seriously. Instead, President Trump is recklessly moving to dismantle the Clean Power Plan -- a step that won’t bring back coal-mining jobs, but will deliver dirtier air, more global warming, and less renewable, made-in-America energy.”

“Ignoring air pollution won’t make our country great for kids with asthma or older Americans who struggle to breathe. Ignoring climate change won’t make American families safe from storms powered by oceans that are rising and growing warmer. When it comes to global warming, President Trump needs to accept the science, recognize the reality, and put the health and well-being of Americans first.”