Engel Statement on Trump Admin. Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

Engel Statement on Trump Admin. Repeal of the Clean Power Plan


Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan:

“President Trump’s repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan is nothing less than a scandalous move to please special interests while compromising the health and well-being of the American people. It’s an appalling abdication of leadership that can only serve to worsen an already grave situation for our planet.

“I have forcefully championed legislation that would contain our rapidly worsening climate crisis and I continue to fight for reforms in the energy sector that would reduce and effectively eliminate fossil fuels and thus carbon emissions. But the President’s backwards energy policies continue to hinder our efforts.

“It is truly unfortunate that President Trump’s disgraceful ‘Dirty Power Scam,’ as environmentalists have termed it, will fulfill the interests of so few yet harm the lives of so many, including our children and future generations. Under the President’s new plan, our access to clean water and clean air will be compromised. Our environment will be compromised. Our communities will be compromised. Enough is enough with this President’s toxic agenda.”