Trump EPA Continues Attack on Environment and Public Health

Replaces Clean Power Plan with a lifeline to dirty coal

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

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June 19, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after the EPA announced its replacement for the Clean Power Plan, which would have enacted extensive limits on power plant emissions. The new plan leaves most major decisions up to states and falls far short of the goals needed to address the looming climate crisis.

“By rolling back even modest efforts to curb climate-damaging pollution from the power sector, the EPA has signed the death certificates of thousands of Americans,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Dirty coal and fracked gas spew toxic pollution into our communities and bring the looming climate crisis even closer to reality. Yet again, this administration has sacrificed public health and safety at the altar of the fossil fuel industry.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.