March 28, 2017

Kaine Statement On Clean Power Plan Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order that dismantles the Clean Power Plan and starts to undo progress made under President Obama to fight climate change and improve public health:

“The Clean Power Plan requires the U.S. to reduce its carbon pollution by about 1/3 over 15 years. America went to the moon in half that time. For people who say they want to make America great again, I’m struck by President Trump’s and Scott Pruitt’s lack of faith in American innovation. Our energy strategy should always be getting cleaner tomorrow than today. Judging from this Executive Order, President Trump’s energy strategy is to let polluters pollute however much they want and to tell people in flood-prone regions like Hampton Roads that the problem is all in their heads.”