Statement on the Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments from polluters and their special interest allies aimed at derailing the Clean Power Plan, one of our strongest weapons against the urgent threat of climate change. We believe that the Clean Power Plan is rooted in a solid legal foundation consistent with Congress’ intent under the Clean Air Act. We are confident the plan will be upheld and will ultimately save lives by reducing pollution from power plants. The achievable, flexible and affordable goals of the Clean Power Plan support our country’s transition to a clean energy economy already in progress, which is creating sustainable jobs, while improving the United States’ position as a global technology and energy leader.