News Release

Contact

Trump administration’s “Dirty Power Plan” promotes outdated fuel sources over Americans’ health

For Immediate Release

Today, the Trump administration unveiled what critics are calling the “Dirty Power Plan,” which eliminates federal limits on planet-warming power plant pollution, ceding regulatory responsibility to the states, most of which have significantly less stringent policies. This shirking of federal responsibility will likely lead to increased air pollution, and more health issues for tens of millions of Americans.

Faye Park, President of U.S. PIRG, released the following statement:

“There is just no way to make sense of this Dirty Power Plan.  

"Seventy-three million Americans experienced more than , , and scientists are .  At the same time, renewable energy costs are plunging so deeply that we could at today's costs.  

"The only sensible course of action is to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy, yet this proposal takes our foot off the accelerator. Our children and grandchildren deserve a world at least as clean and safe as ours, if not more so.”

Support Us

Your donation supports U.S. PIRG’s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

Consumer Alerts

Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates and take action on critical issues.
Optional Member Code