LCV Statement on the Trump EPA’s Gutting of the Clean Power Plan

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Trump EPA’s attempt to gut and bury the Clean Power Plan today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Data from Trump’s own EPA clearly shows there were 15 percent more unhealthy air days in the U.S. in the last two years than the four prior — the last thing we need is this Dirty Power Scam to put more carbon pollution in our increasingly unhealthy air. Andrew Wheeler and the Trump EPA’s move today will put thousands of lives at risk, intensify the climate crisis and threaten our transition to a clean, safe energy future for the sole benefit of corporate polluters.”

“We should be making the Clean Power Plan stronger, saving more lives, protecting the health and safety of our people and propelling a clean energy economy. Today’s announcement by the most anti-environment administration in history is a direct rebuke to the stated mission of the EPA ‘to protect human and environmental health.’ We can and must do better.”

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