(NEW YORK, June 19, 2019) “The Trump administration’s final version of its rollback of the Clean Power Plan is every bit as awful for Americans’ health and safety as we feared it would be. This so-called Affordable Clean Energy rule fails to protect Americans from the increasing cost of climate change and does nothing to support clean energy. It is a disgrace.
“Americans are reeling from catastrophic floods, heat waves, and other extreme weather fueled by climate change, and our country desperately needs leadership to address the crisis. Instead, the Trump administration has decided to scrap the Clean Power Plan in favor of a do-nothing replacement that includes no real limits on climate pollution, and could actually lead to increased health-harming pollution in many parts of the country.”
“States and power companies across the country are already reducing climate pollution, in some cases by much more than the Clean Power Plan called for. We should seize on and build from this clean energy momentum – but instead the Trump administration’s rollback will pull us down a failed and dangerous path. EDF will do everything in our power to fight it.”
- Fred Krupp, President, EDF
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