Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Act won’t deter Washington state’s efforts to limit carbon pollution...

In a statement released Monday, Inslee said:

“By repealing the Clean Power Plan, President Trump and his EPA administrator are recklessly removing any meaningful, science-based federal restraint on the carbon pollution that power plants are allowed to pump into our atmosphere.

“The United States Supreme Court has ruled on three separate occasions that the EPA has a responsibility, under the Clean Air Act and other federal laws, to protect American communities from harmful carbon pollution. The Clean Power Plan was constructed to give states the flexibility to choose its own path to a clean energy future, and hold each state responsible for reducing carbon pollution. This decision by the EPA instead rejects science and directly threatens Americans’ health and well-being.

“Washington state is already feeling the harmful and costly effects of climate change — in more devastating wildfire seasons, strained water resources, increasingly acidic coastal waters, and more. And we are taking action to respond: at my direction, the Washington State Department of Ecology has implemented the nation’s first Clean Air Rule, to limit carbon pollution from our state’s largest sources. We are investing in new clean energy technologies — fueling jobs and business growth in an area with tremendous economic opportunity. We are partnering with other states — through the bipartisan United States Climate Alliance — to fill the void left by the Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership.

“This action by the EPA is a setback in the struggle against climate change, but it will not and cannot stop Washington state and our determined allies in the fight against this existential threat,” Inslee said.

Wed Oct 11th, 2017 12:18pm


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