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LCV Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal Trump’s Do Nothing “Affordable Clean Energy” Rule

Oct 17, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate vote on the resolution of disapproval seeking to overturn the Trump Administration’s so-called “Affordable Clean Energy”or ACE rule (S.J. Res. 53), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from LCV SVP for Government Affairs, Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We commend Leader Schumer, Senator Cardin and the Senate Democrats for bringing this effort to stop Trump’s Dirty Power Scam to the Senate floor. At a time when unhealthy air days are up 15 percent according to data from Trump’s own EPA and the science says we need to drastically cut carbon pollution, we can’t afford a new Trump rule that would do nothing to address the climate crisis or protect the health of our children and families including the frontline communities and communities of color often most impacted.

“Senators who voted no on this resolution sided with Trump and polluters over what is best for their constituents. We can and we must do better, and we applaud all the senators who voted to reject this dirty and dangerous Trump rule today.”