States Urge Trump Administration to Move Forward with Clean Power Plan
July 17, 2017
Environmental officials from 12 states continue to encourage the Trump Administration to move forward with the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector, in response to the Administration's anticipated rollback of the regulation.
In a July 14 letter to Director Mick Mulvaney of the White House Office of Management and Budget, state officials expressed their deep concern for the current OMB review and any action to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
Officials from the following states signed the letter: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Leaders from some of these states and others met with White House officials July 17 to discuss their perspectives and experience.
The letter, which also describes climate impacts states are experiencing and provides economic and environmental success stories within these states, was developed in coordination with the Georgetown Climate Center.