Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s ‘Dirty Power Scam’ Rule

Jun 19, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replacement with a special interest, dirty power plan that abandons America’s leadership in the fight against the climate crisis:

“The Trump Administration’s outrageous Dirty Power Scam is a stunning giveaway to big polluters, giving dirty special interests the greenlight to choke our skies, poison our waters and worsen the climate crisis.  The growing climate crisis is the existential threat of our time and President Trump's shameful response was to put lobbyists and polluters in charge of protecting your health and safety.  By repealing the historic Clean Power Plan, the Trump Administration has doubled down on their all-out assault on the health and well-being of our children and our communities

“As rising temperatures, surging seas and record-breaking natural disasters ravage communities everywhere, the Trump Administration continues to ignore science and put the interests of polluters ahead of the American people, by rolling back countless life-saving environmental protections.  The American people are demanding an end to the Administration’s corruption and denial of the facts, but the White House refuses to relent in its special interest giveaways.

“House Democrats are continuing our progress to protect our environment and put an end to the Administration’s toxic agenda.  Together with cities, states, international allies and scientists and experts around the world, we are leading the way with creative, innovative and effective solutions to reverse the climate crisis and protect our children’s future, and we will not stop until we have succeeded.”

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