McEachin Statement on Clean Power Plan Reversal

October 9, 2017
Press Release

RICHMOND - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following Scott Pruitt’s announcement to reverse the Clean Power Plan:

“The lack of regard for public health is infuriating. Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the Clean Power Plan was probably made during Mr. Pruitt’s many meetings with industry and corporate executives and lobbyists –  average Americans, without corporate connections, will suffer the most after this unfortunate decision.

“An administration that actually cared about upholding the EPA’s mission would not reverse a lifesaving plan that prioritizes public’s health and a sustainable future. The Clean Power Plan was written to limit the carbon pollution emitted into the air that we breathe. The Clean Power Plan assisted with our nation’s transition to clean energy dependence and green jobs, the path toward a cleaner future.

“This reversal puts Americans at risk in more than one way, and I urge Mr. Pruitt to reconsider."

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