CLF Challenges Trump Reversal of Clean Power Plan

Affordable Clean Energy rule is anything but

Trump's Clean Power Plan Replacement would worsen climate and air pollution

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August 14, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has filed a petition today challenging the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The administration’s proposed replacement, the Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE), would roll back critical environmental progress and put lives at risk.

“ACE should stand for appalling and corrupt,” said CLF attorney James Crowley. “By the EPA’s own estimates, the new rule will result in the deaths of thousands of Americans. The Trump administration’s pathetic rule is nothing more than a lifeline for dying coal plants, and we will continue to fight it.”

ACE will result in significant increases in air pollution and associated negative health impacts across the board. The EPA found that the proposed rule would result in over 1,600 annual deaths by 2030 as compared to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

CLF was joined by several partner organizations in filing the petition. You can find the petition here.

CLF experts are available for further comment.