Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:
Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule. Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.
Since 2007, Arizona has seen a 318-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and increased wind power production from zero to 543 GWh, according to a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will help catalyze a major shift to clean energy in Arizona and in states around the country. At the same time, Arizona ranked seventh among all states for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.
Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider. Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.