Proposed Emissions Rules Toxic to Public Health and Environment

CLF joins fellow environmental groups fighting the rollback of Clean Power Plan

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

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OCTOBER 31, 2018 (BOSTON) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and several regional and national allies joined today to formally comment in opposition to the EPA’s proposed rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). In August, the EPA announced its plan to repeal and replace the CPP, which would increase carbon emissions and threaten public health throughout the country.

“The Trump administration is endangering the health of the American people,” said Greg Cunningham, Vice President and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. “This rollback will hand a lifeline to old, polluting power plants that still haunt our communities, spreading respiratory and other illnesses among our children and families. The EPA replacement plan violates the Clean Air Act and totally disregards good science and sound economic principles.”   

Conservation Law Foundation is pushing for the passage of strong climate laws and mandatory emissions reductions in every New England state. You can read more about that effort here.

CLF experts are available to discuss the impact Trump’s proposal will have on New England.