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 repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
“The EPA’s mission is simple: protect our health and environment. Playing games with the science to justify rolling back the Clean Power Plan and the health and economic benefits it would provide ignores this basic moral and ethical imperative.
“Administrator Pruitt’s decision is especially cynical, coming as wildfires devastate the West and in the wake of four disastrous hurricanes that have battered the Gulf Coast from Texas to Tampa – causing billions in damage and taking lives. The Clean Power Plan would have cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, cleaned our air, protected our health, addressed the pollution contributing to climate change and encouraged clean energy development. Repealing the Clean Power Plan is a total giveaway to polluters at the expense of our health, our environment and our economy.”