Trump Power Plan = Wildlife Extinctions, Human Suffering
The Trump administration this week started rolling out its replacement for Obama's Clean Power Plan. Far from promoting cleaner power, the new plan will leave outmoded coal plants operating and let states decide how — or even whether — to limit plants' pollution.
Power plants are the largest stationary source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Their pollutants also cause asthma and other health problems. Trump's proposal would cause up to 1,400 premature human deaths annually by 2030, says the Environmental Protection Agency.
"This plan will unleash massive soot, smog and disease and push us deeper into climate catastrophe," said the Center for Biological Diversity's Vera Pardee. "Trump is doubling down on our dirtiest power sources, and it's going to send polar bears, ice seals and other wildlife over the edge of extinction."
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