Washington, D.C. – In response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that he intends to formally repeal the Clean Power Plan tomorrow, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released the following statement:
“Scott Pruitt has already granted dozens of favors to his polluter friends, but repealing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be one of the worst. People across the country submitted a record-breaking 8 million comments in support of establishing the country’s first national limits on dangerous power plant carbon pollution, but Pruitt is proposing to gut this commonsense policy – threatening our health, worsening climate change and continuing the cycle of monstrous hurricanes and wildfires that are devastating countless communities.
“Our families deserve a head of the EPA who puts their needs first. Unfortunately, Pruitt is clearly taking his directions from his industry pals, while wasting taxpayer dollars flying on fancy private jets and building an unnecessary soundproof phone booth. Communities have a right to clean air, and we will fight this with force.”