White House officials revealed tonight that President Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday commanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin weakening a range of important public heath protections, including taking steps to review and ultimately rescind the Clean Power Plan, America’s first-ever standards to reduce dangerous carbon pollution from large power plants. By finalizing this plan in 2015, the agency stepped in to protect the health of all Americans in a way that also protects consumers.
Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund, made the following statement:
“Let’s face facts: Rolling back public health protections will cost American lives. Rhetoric about protecting the environment cannot obscure the fact that the President’s executive order launches a process explicitly designed to allow air pollution levels to go up.
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