EPA Should Strengthen, Not Kill, the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON  – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today issued an “advance notice” soliciting public comment on whether the agency should come up with a replacement plan after repealing the Clean Power Plan.

The following is a statement from David Doniger, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“This is just another ‘repeal and replace’ scam. Everyone knows President Trump and Scott Pruitt want to gut the Clean Power Plan, taking our best fire truck away from a blazing fire. They should be strengthening, not killing, this commonsense strategy to curb the power plant carbon pollution fueling dangerous climate change. A weaker replacement of the Clean Power Plan is a non-starter. Americans—who depend on EPA to protect their health and climate—deserve real solutions, not scams.”


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