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Pallone Blasts Latest Carbon Pollution Standards Roll Back

Dec 6, 2018
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the Trump Administration will attempt to roll back carbon emissions standards for new coal power plants:

“Today’s announcement is another attempt by the Trump Administration to prop up the coal industry at a time when carbon emissions worldwide are reaching record levels.  Building new coal plants in the U.S. is not economical due to abundant cleaner and cheaper sources of energy, and this new roll back won’t change that reality.  In an era of intensifying climate change, it is disgraceful that the Administration is signaling a desire for new U.S. coal generation.  Both EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler and President Trump have made it very clear their priority is to preserve and protect the interests of polluters, not the health and welfare of the American people or the planet.”