Attorney General Phil Weiser statement regarding EPA rollback of federal climate rules
June 19, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.)— The Attorney General’s Office released the following statement from Attorney General Phil Weiser regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolling back the Clean Power Plan:
“We in Colorado face significant impacts from climate change, including historically low water levels. In addition, our state faces the risk of more extreme storms, forest fires, and disruption to our outdoor recreation and agricultural economies due to climate change. Because of this threat, Colorado is a national leader in moving to a clean energy economy and is committed to reducing emissions.
“In rolling back the Clean Power Plan, the federal government is taking a dangerous course of action. Their plan slashes emissions goals that address climate change and weakens efforts to reduce harmful pollutants. As Colorado’s Attorney General, I will take whatever actions are necessary and appropriate to protect our land, air, and water.”
Lawrence Pacheco, Director of Communications
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