Rep. Castor Says Trump Power Plant Rule Is a New Form of Climate Denial

Jun 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) – Earlier today the Trump Administration released its roll back of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a set of policies introduced in 2015 to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
Below is a statement from Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:

“This rule represents a new form of climate denial. Donald Trump isn’t just rejecting the science. He’s rejecting the people and places that are already suffering from the climate crisis and turning a blind eye to rising costs and health impacts.
“The good news is that states and local governments are already taking the necessary steps to meet and even beat the goals in the Clean Power Plan, so this rollback isn’t going to stop the clean energy revolution underway in the United States. But since President Obama left office, the science has grown more dire and the goals we need to meet to cut carbon pollution must become more ambitious. Under Trump, carbon pollution is on the rise again. We can’t afford to lose another four years to delay, denial and destruction.
“We’re going to do everything we can in Congress to hold this administration accountable, whether it’s stopping this rollback, saving fuel economy standards, or staying in the Paris Climate Agreement. And we’re going to fight even harder to pass climate policies that work for the people, not polluters.”

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