Issues: Climate Change: Air and Energy (LWVUS)
LWVUS Statement on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
Washington, DC - League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
“By repealing the Clean Power Plan, the White House is putting the interests of corporate polluters ahead of the health and safety of the American public. This decision will have a devastating impact on the planet at a time when we are seeing the powerful climate change effects with rising temperatures, deadly hurricanes and destructive wildfires. The League is appalled at this irresponsible decision that will have a long-term devastating impact on our planet and health of the American people.”
LWVUS Position in Brief
The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that natural resources should be managed as interrelated parts of life-supporting ecosystems. Resources should be conserved and protected to assure their future availability. Pollution of these resources should be controlled in order to preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of ecosystems and to protect public health.
More about the LWVUS position on natural resources can be found at lwv.org.
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