Sen. Tom Carper led an April 7 letter with 22 of his colleagues to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt seeking more information on EPA’s plan to uphold its legal obligations to protect public health from greenhouse gas pollutants after recent actions to rescind the Clean Power Plan and review federal regulations intended to address climate change.
“The EPA has a clear legal obligation to address carbon pollution emissions. After reviewing thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson issued a final Endangerment Finding in December 2009. EPA determined that six greenhouse gas pollutants may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare,” the senators wrote.
“Rescinding the Clean Power Plan will put generations of Americans at grave health and economic risk,” they continues. “We seek further information concerning the process and schedule the EPA plans to use to carry out the executive order’s directives. We also want to know how the agency intends to meet its legal obligations to address carbon pollution emissions if the Clean Power Plan is rescinded.”
Read the full text of the letter at bit.ly/2nW3WTl.