12 Oct '17, 7pm

Pruitt and Trump Will Lose if They Reject Legal Obligation to Curb Carbon Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last night, Politico reported on a draft document from Scott Pruitt’s EPA that would not only foreclose any possibility of a meaningful Clean Power Plan replacement, but would open the door to attacks on the proven scientific and legal principles supporting EPA’s duty to protect the health of the public from dangerous greenhouse gas pollution. In response, Sierra Club’s Chief Climate Counsel Joanne Spalding released the following statement: "Trump’s EPA can’t simply ignore the Clean Air Act by rejecting the agency’s legal obligation to issue real and substantive limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Congress, the Supreme Court, and the agency’s own experts already settled this issue long ago: EPA may not shirk its legal duty to protect the public from dangerous emissions that harm our health. If Scott Pruitt tries to re-litigate this issue, he w...

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