Oakland, CA – Green For All today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan:
“The Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is a direct assault on our lives and children’s futures.
Even as we’ve seen storms destroy communities in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico, this Administration continues to push dangerous policies that are literally killing our kids. We look to our leaders to safeguard our communities, but all we’re seeing from this administration is more polluter giveaways and zero solutions to our looming climate crisis.
Reckless actions like this put our lives on the line. Dismantling the first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants won’t help vulnerable families breathe. Rolling back key protections won’t prevent superstorms or the billions of dollars it takes for communities and economies to recover. Investing in clean energy, keeping our air and water clean, can and will.
Now is the time for action, not outdated ideas that line the pockets of polluters. Green For All will fight to ensure we protect Americans from the dangers of carbon pollution and climate change. We refuse to allow big money to continue to rob children and vulnerable communities of stronger future we all deserve. Not on our watch.”
Green For All encourages states to move forward in designing their own state clean power plan. We provide toolkits to get started at greenforall.org/thecleanpowerplan.
Green For All is a climate and economic justice organization working at the intersection of poverty and pollution to create an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All is an initiative of The Dream Corps, a social justice accelerator for transformative campaigns, ideas and innovations.