I applaud Mayor John Engen for standing up for the health of American families by joining 235 other mayors across the country in opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
As the owner of Heritage Timber, a company that dismantles buildings for reuse, I am delighted to have local leaders committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and increase our use of renewable energy. The Zero Waste Initiative and free public transportation supported by the city are great steps, but federal pollution limits like the Clean Power Plan are also essential.
The Clean Power Plan would provide lifesaving air pollution reductions and put the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Revoking it would put the health of children, older adults and those with lung disease at greater risk.
Climate change is already harming the health of our families. Without action, warmer temperatures and more frequent and intense wildfires will continue to worsen particle pollution that causes asthma attacks, heart attacks and premature deaths.
Thank you, Mayor Engen, for speaking out against clean air rollbacks. I encourage everyone to contact your federal representatives and urge support for the Clean Power Plan.
Becky Douglas Delp,