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Blumenthal Statement on Trump Administration Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement of the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

“Repealing the Clean Power Plan will discourage job-boosting investment, slow our transition to renewable energy, and increase public health risks. This is a shortsighted and dangerous move by an Administration that has attempted to sabotage American progress toward a clean energy future at every turn. With the Administration’s abdication of responsibility, other states must follow in Connecticut’s footsteps and harness the proven environmental and economic benefits of clean power.”