10 Oct '17, 1pm

The Trump Administration is cooking the books to attack the Clean Power Plan. & Read:

The Clean Power Plan protects the health of all Americans. Now that a date for its repeal has been officially announced, we are also learning about the crooked strategy this administration has employed to demolish this common-sense policy. Last week, Politico reported that the Trump Administration will justify the CPP repeal by neglecting basic mathematics. Under President Obama’s administration, the EPA had estimated that, by 2030, the Clean Power Plan would prevent 90,000 asthma attacks and up to 3,600 premature deaths annually. Additionally, the plan would provide $20 billion of annual climate benefits and between $14 billion to $34 billion of annual health benefits by 2030. While annual CPP expenses are estimated to amount to $7.3 billion to $8.8 billion in 2030, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Leaving aside the health and climate improvement potential of the CPP,...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2017/10/cooking-books

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