Sarbanes Statement on Trump’s Actions to Undermine Clean Power Plan

March 28, 2017
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump issued an executive order to weaken safeguards that reduce carbon emissions and protect public health:

“It’s been clear for some time now – based on his campaign statements and on his cabinet appointments – that the president is completely impervious to the scientific evidence on climate change. But today’s executive orders are the clearest example yet that President Trump will do whatever he can to put the agenda of special-interest polluters ahead of responsible public health and environmental policies. The president and his fellow climate change deniers turn a blind eye to the realities faced by millions of Americans and people around the world who are already experiencing the real-life impacts of climate change. They are recklessly endangering the livelihood of future generations, making our nation and our planet less safe. Even in the face of President Trump’s dangerous, fact-free Administration, I will continue fighting for environmental and economic policies that are rooted in science and promote the public good.”