Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Clean Power Plan

Aug 3, 2015 Issues: Energy

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will create national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants for the first time:

“We know climate change is a dangerous and growing threat to our children, our families and our national economy. As extreme weather continued to increase in strength and consistency it is even more important that we act now – we cannot afford to wait any longer to reduce our carbon pollution and begin to stem this tide. The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity to strengthen our communities and economy by investing in clean energy technologies and increasing our efficiency.”