Washington, D.C. – In response to the energy plan put on the White House’s website within minutes of President Trump’s inauguration, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:
“President Trump wasted no time siding with Big Polluters. Sad!
“The new administration’s energy plan should actually be called “Big Polluters First.” Among other egregious statements, it pledges to eliminate the Climate Action Plan and Clean Water Rule. This plan would put the clean air and water our families depend on at risk so Trump’s Big Polluter cronies can protect their profits. With no reference to renewable energy, this dirty energy plan ignores the clean energy economy that is so critical to creating jobs and fighting climate change. This is a disgraceful way for Trump to begin his presidency, and LCV is ready to go to the mat to defend both bedrock environmental protections and recent progress.”