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LCV Statement on EPA’s Final ‘Good Neighbor Plan’

Mar 15, 2023

Washington, D.C. – In response to the EPA’s release of its final ‘Good Neighbor’ Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that would require smog pollution reductions at power plants and industrial facilities across 23 states, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs and former EPA health scientist Matthew Davis:

“We’re thrilled to see Administrator Regan reverse detrimental Trump policy and deliver this important win for our children and families who deserve to breathe clean, healthy air. With the Good Neighbor rule in place, we can expect to see health benefits later this year and up to $15 billion in total public health benefits each year going forward, and prevention of over 1,000 premature deaths and at least one million asthma attacks per year by 2026. The final rule underscores the EPA’s important role as a federal backstop when states do not fulfill their responsibilities to protect communities from fossil fuel-burning power and industrial facilities. Paired with the administration’s historic affordable clean energy plan and continued executive action on climate, the Good Neighbor Plan is a critical part of advancing environmental justice for communities of color disproportionately exposed to fossil fuel pollution and our transition to a healthy clean energy future.”

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