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Beyer Supports President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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Washington, August 3, 2015 | comments

Congressman Don Beyer welcomed the release of President Obama's final Clean Power Plan as an historic action on climate change:

“Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will combat this threat to our health, safety, and security of the generations who will inherit our environmental legacy," said Rep. Don Beyer. "Millions of American families depend on us to take the necessary steps to clean up our air and water. The Clean Power Plan is a smart and effective first step to limit carbon emissions from power plants, drive our transition to a zero-carbon renewable energy future, and make aggressive investments in clean energy technologies.”

The Clean Power Plan aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from American power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

Beyer continued: “We cannot continue to ignore our responsibility to address the dangers from climate change. The U. S. must commit to our role as an international leader on climate as we head toward talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. The Clean Power Plan is a powerful example to show the world our serious commitment to act on climate change.”

More information about the final plan here.

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