For Immediate Release
Statement On Publication of the Clean Power Plan in the Federal Register and the Resulting State Lawsuits
WASHINGTON - Statement by Climate Parents Director and Co-Founder Lisa Hoyos
"Today, with the publication of the Clean Power in the Federal Register, parents and families are celebrating this groundbreaking policy that will protect our kids’ health and our damaged climate by growing clean energy. The fact that twenty-four states have already filed suit against the Clean Power Plan highlights the undue influence of the fossil fuel industry on public policy, and underscores exactly why the federal government needed to act.
"The EPA’s authority to implement the Clean Power Plan is steadfast, as court rulings have already established. It is not surprising--only discouraging--that big polluters and their allies in too many state governments are seeking to block energy that is kid-safe and climate-safe. But what is truly exciting is that parents and families support the Clean Power Plan, and will continue to do so until it is fully implemented in every state."