President Trump Decimates Critical Clean Air Protections

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CLF says Trump’s action puts public health at risk

March 28, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump instructing federal regulators to rewrite rules designed to curb air pollution and protect public health.

“President Trump’s decision to roll back EPA’s modest, common-sense climate rules betrays his promises to ‘drain the swamp’ and ‘promote clean air and water,'” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Instead, fossil fuel lobbyists from the swamp are bending a once-revered agency to their will and reversing essential protections. EPA has a legal and moral obligation to protect the public from climate-changing air pollution, and CLF is ready to enforce that obligation despite the president’s despicable action today.”

Prior to his current role as CLF President, Campbell served as a senior White House and EPA official.

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