Latest Rollback a Setback to America’s Progress Addressing Climate Change and Building a Clean Economy

In response to the Trump administration’s and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest effort to roll back America’s progress in addressing climate change and building a clean economy, the BlueGreen Alliance’s Kim Glas released the following statement:

October 9, 2017

“Americans want comprehensive solutions to address the threat of climate change that puts workers and communities first—something the administration is denying them with these latest efforts to rollback clean energy progress.

“After the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, we saw an outpouring of innovative and courageous leaders at the state and local level announce new and revitalized efforts to fight climate change, while creating quality jobs. This latest action by the EPA will only further ensure the mantle of leadership will fall upon forward-thinking state and local leaders.

“As they move forward with solutions in the face of federal inaction, we urge them to continue to push for innovation for cleaner energy solutions, to protect communities and workers impacted by America’s shift to cleaner forms of energy, and to put resources in communities most affected by climate change and pollution.”