Velázquez on Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to scale back the Clean Power Plan:
“In recent weeks, our country has been devastated by extreme weather catastrophes. From Puerto Rico to California, hurricanes and massive wildfires have upended entire communities and cost lives.
“It is a tragic irony that as we increasingly see the devastating effects of climate change, the Trump Administration is abandoning what progress our nation has made in addressing this crisis. The Clean Power Plan is a landmark set of fiscally and morally responsible standards for climate regulation. By gutting it, the Administration is showing in plain sight its commitment to big coal over America’s children, families and future.
“As a country, we have a moral responsibility to preserve our planet by taking all necessary measures to fight the devastating consequences of climate change.”