New Executive Order “Points Us Backward to an Era of More Pollution and More Disease”
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.
read more … – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)