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Bonamici Statement on Trump Administration’s Replacement for Clean Power Plan

June 19, 2019


Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule to replace the Clean Power Plan:


"Make no mistake - the Trump Administration's new rule to rollback President Obama’s Clean Power Plan ignores the gravity of the climate crisis and fails to uphold the EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act to protect public health and the environment. 


"The Trump rule fails to cut emissions of pollutants, will harm public health, and should be resoundingly rejected. This dangerous rule demonstrates that the Trump Administration is doubling down on its climate denial and dismissal of science.


"We should be encouraging states to meet carbon emission reduction standards based on energy consumption, and we should incentivize investments in clean energy. Fortunately, many cities and states are already leading the way, and the Dirty Power Scam isn't going to stop their efforts.


"As a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I will continue to work with my colleagues to develop meaningful and bold policies to act on climate and protect our planet for future generations."