Denver – Today, the Trump administration announced that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, our best climate program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. Environment Colorado director Garrett Garner-Wells released the following statement in response:
“The Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan is a brazen attack on Coloradans’ health, environment, and future.
“After a summer marked by wildfires and extreme storms, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the biggest single step any nation has ever taken to cut the carbon pollution that causes global warming. This rollback undermines our ability to combat climate change, which is making natural disasters and extreme weather more deadly and destructive.
“We cannot bury our heads in the sand and refuse to address climate change. Replacing the Clean Power Plan with a weakened standard will reverse the progress we have made to protect Americans from the dangers of climate change. In order to be sure we leave our kids a cleaner, healthier planet, we must protect the Clean Power Plan.”
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Environment Colorado is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organizations working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future. www.EnvironmentColorado.org