Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on America’s Clean Energy Future
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the President signed an executive order seeking to dismantle the landmark Clean Power Plan, and other environmental protections.
“President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ contempt for clean air, clean water, and our clean energy future endangers the health of our children and the strength of our economy. The Administration’s spiteful assault on the Clean Power Plan will not bring back jobs to coal country, it will only poison our air and undermine America’s ability to win the good-paying jobs of the future.
“More than two months into his Administration, President Trump has failed to create real opportunity or good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans. Instead, President Trump has pushed a budget that would eliminate the Appalachian Rural Commission which fosters job creation across coal country, and sought to slash investments in job training and American manufacturing. Meanwhile, the President and the Republican Congress have refused to help the tens of thousands of coal miners and their families slated to lose their health benefits on May 1.
“America must continue to lead in clean energy and confront the global climate crisis, for the health of our communities, the success of our economy, and the strength of our national security. The Trump Administration and this Congress must fulfill our obligation to lead in clean energy jobs and preserve the beauty of God’s creation for future generations. House Democrats will continue to call for bold action to secure America’s future.”
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