Now that this question has been officially put to rest, it is time for Republicans in Congress to stop focusing on promoting dirty fossil fuels, and get serious about more pressing issues like responding to climate change and developing clean energy solutions that create good paying, permanent jobs.
We appreciate the EPA taking this important step to strengthen national air quality standards. Although a more stringent ozone standard would have had even greater public health benefits, the new standard will help save lives, reduce asthma attacks, and prevent additional missed school and work days.
The Clean Power Plan lays the foundation for America’s energy future. We have an opportunity and the ability to make our economy and our communities stronger by investing in proven clean energy technologies to improve efficiency and reliability.