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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on EPA Decision to Withdraw the Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), released the following statement today after Administrator Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced his decision to rescind the Clean Power Plan:

“The Clean Power Plan was a big step in the regulation of the power sector. Although I’ve had concerns with parts of the plan, wholescale repeal of the plan will hurt our environment and isolate us on the international stage, seceding American leadership abroad.  While I believe in giving states the flexibility to meet emission standards their own way through State Implementation Plans, we must do more as a country to address greenhouse gases and global warming, especially after the devastating natural disasters that took place this summer. The actions today by EPA Administrator Pruitt do not move us in the right direction toward protecting the planet for our grandchildren and future generations.”