NRDC Thanks Rep. Dold for Clean Power Plan Vote

Urges Congressman to Take Greater Leadership on Climate Policy in Washington

CHICAGO (December 7, 2015) – Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) voted against two Congressional Review Act resolutions that would have repealed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule to cut dangerous carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants.

Dold was one of two Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote against both resolutions aimed to dismantle the critical climate and clean air protections. The resolutions were approved largely along party lines and passed the House 242-180 and 235-188. The resolutions will now head to the White House where President Obama has pledged to veto them.

The following is a statement by Henry Henderson, Midwest Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“With these two votes against the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Congressman Dold aligned himself with his constituents and the people of Illinois who support climate action and clean energy leadership. The votes are an important recognition that climate change is a looming threat and the Clean Power Plan is an important step in fighting it. He should follow these votes with leadership to advance meaningful solutions in the House.”

Polls show Illinoisans are ready to fight climate change and advance clean energy. A recent bipartisan poll released by NRDC shows that nearly two-thirds of Illinoisans support the Clean Power Plan and 8-in-10 Illinoisans support the state plan to cut carbon pollution.

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