For Immediate Release
Trump's Scrapping of the Clean Power Plan is a Shameful Giveaway to Profit-Driven Polluters
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch.
WASHINGTON - “By itself, the Clean Power Plan wasn’t enough to ensure climate stability, but it was certainly a step in the right direction. Trump’s decision to scrap the plan is a shameful hand-out to profit-driven polluters at the expense of our immediate public health and the livable future of our planet.
"In lock step with the fossil fuel industry, Trump and Scott Pruitt are doing everything they can to turn back the clock on our energy future. Instead of ending the Clean Power Plan, we need to strengthen it, making its goals more ambitious and the means of achieving them more robust. Instead of pushing more fracked natural gas - and the climate busting methane emissions that come with it - we need a swift transition to truly clean energy. As Trump deepens his foolish defense of dirty fossil fuels, we need Congress to step up and act by passing meaningful climate legislation, such as Representative Tulsi Gabbard's Off Fossil Fuels Act, which would require a full transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035."
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.