Press Release

Trump’s Dirty Power Plan Will Aggravate the Climate Crisis

Jake Thompson
jthompson@nrdc.org, 202-289-2387

Elizabeth Heyd
eheyd@nrdc.org, 202-289-2424

WASHINGTON –The Trump Administration’s plan purporting to deal with climate change, finalized today by the Environmental Protection Agency, is a Trojan Horse that would seriously set back the nation’s fight to avert a planetary disaster.

The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“President Trump’s dirty power scheme would do nothing to address the rising economic costs and the increasing dangers wrought by climate change. Instead, it would give polluters free rein and doom future generations to a dangerously hostile world. That’s an approach America can ill afford - and we’ll go to court to stop it.

“Strengthening the Clean Power Plan is our best option for cleaning up the dirty power plants that make up more than a third of our carbon footprint. Trump should make that plan stronger, not scrap it.” 

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