Rep. Rice Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Rolling Back Clean Power Plan
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan.
Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice:
“President Trump and Scott Pruitt deny basic science and do what big oil companies tell them to do, even when it means jeopardizing our national security, environment, and public health. But it’s people in places like Long Island who will pay the price of polluted air, rising sea levels and extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy.
“We have an opportunity on Long Island and across New York to create a lot of good local jobs by leading the transition to clean energy. I’m going to keep working to make sure we seize that opportunity, even if the Trump administration continues to deny basic facts and lead us in the opposite direction.”