Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Repeal the Clean Power Plan

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Washington, D.C., October 10, 2017 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan:

“The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived and irresponsible decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan is yet another attack on the health and future of our country. The results of abandoning the Clean Power Plan, the landmark strategy for reducing climate pollution from power plants, will be tragic, dangerous, and costly to our nation’s health.

“Time and time again, this Administration has undermined America’s role in combatting climate change. From the reckless withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement to the greenlighting of the climate-wrecking Keystone XL pipeline, the Trump Administration has demonstrated its complete lack of leadership to address the global climate crisis. The dismantling of the Clean Power Plan is the most recent destructive and short-sighted decision which will have serious consequences for our nation."

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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