Carol Browner: “Dirty Power Scam” Puts Us All In Danger

Contact: Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573, aroberts@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – Former EPA Administrator and League of Conservation Voters Board Chair Carol M. Browner released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan replacement:

 

“While President Trump continues to use his office to attack critics and the media, he’s going out of his way to do favors for corporate polluters with his new Dirty Power Scam. In the last two weeks, he’s pushed giveaways to big oil companies who oppose cars using less gas and, now, it’s giveaways for polluting power plants.  It’s a good time to be a polluter with an EPA run by industry insiders. The Clean Power Plan sets the first federal limits on dangerous carbon pollution from power plants and encourages the development of cleaner, safer sources of energy that would make the US a leader in the global shift to clean energy. The Trump Administration’s own analysis said the Clean Power Plan would save 4,500 lives a year when implemented. This ‘Dirty Power Scam’ puts us all in danger, slows the transition to clean energy and exacerbates climate change.”

 

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