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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Rep. Gallego Statement on the Trump Administration’s Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan:

“The Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan is a reckless step backward and a disappointing abdication of our responsibility to address a worsening climate crisis. Scott Pruitt’s actions mean that millions of Americans will be exposed to more pollution, and many regions of the United States will face the prospect of serious economic effects from climate change.

“This wildly irresponsible decision comes just as we are experiencing firsthand the devastating effects of climate change in the form of three powerful hurricanes. The people of Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico are witnessing how extreme weather puts lives at risk and grinds local economies to a halt. We can only expect much more of the same if we don’t take strong steps that will put us on a safer path for future generations.

“Our children and our grandchildren deserve to inherit a cleaner planet and a healthier environment. I will continue to work with my Democratic colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee to do everything we can to stop the Trump administration’s anti-environmental agenda.”