In March Trump filed an executive order asking the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Last week, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the start of the repeal process, which includes a public comment period that began Monday.
Critics of the Clean Power Plan have perpetuated myths around the rule to try to rally public support for the repeal. However, the facts remain that the Clean Power Plan is supported by a majority of American businesses, that those businesses do not believe there it would cause negative economic or job numbers impacts, and that repealing it would not necessarily bring back coal jobs.
Other facts that remain? Check out the EPA’s own fact sheet about how the Clean Power Plan would dramatically reduce air pollution responsible for causing significant illnesses, disease and premature deaths across America and Utah.
Clean air is a top priority for a large majority of Utahns. It is critical for Utahns to participate in the comment period and speak up for this valuable rule and for clean air in Utah and across the country.
CALL TO ACTION
- Submit a comment to the EPA today under Docket #EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355. You can submit a comment by clicking https://www.regulations.gov and following the instructions for submitting comments to EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 or by emailing your comment to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. Be sure to include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 in the subject line of the message. Comments must be received on or before December 15, 2017.