Senator Kirk Votes Against Climate Action Blocking Bill

CHICAGO (November 17, 2015) – Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today voted against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.

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

“Senator Kirk has gone against many in his party leadership that wished to block the Clean Power Plan. The Senator has noted that climate change is real and a huge threat to our future; and today he voted for action.

“The Clean Power Plan will reduce dangerous carbon pollution while creating good jobs, boost the economy and protect public health right here, right now in Illinois. Senator Kirk's vote today keeps those benefits on the table for Illinoisans now and in the future. I hope that today's vote forecasts things to come for Senator Kirk.”

NRDC ran ads this summer criticizing Senator Kirk for an earlier vote against the Clean Power Plan.


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