350.org on Clean Power Plan Rollback

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350.org on Clean Power Plan Rollback

“This decision will be fought in the courts and in the streets.”

WASHINGTON - Today, the Trump administration announced plans to begin rolling back the Clean Power Plan, a federal policy designed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

350.org Executive Director May Boeve gave the following response:

“Rolling back the Clean Power Plan has been part of Pruitt’s agenda since well before he was approved to run the EPA. Slashing climate policy is par for the course in the Trump administration, but we won’t let it go unchallenged. This decision will be fought in the courts and in the streets. It will be up to people all across the country to do what the White House won't: shut down polluting fossil fuel projects and move our communities to 100% renewable energy for all. Now is the time for communities to push for policies that move us toward clean energy while stopping the fossil fuel industry’s expansion, and pressure local officials to support them. As Trump tries to quash climate action from the top down, we’re continuing to fight back from the ground up.”

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350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.

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