CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
WASHINGTON, DC—Today the Supreme Court decided 6-3 to constrain EPA’s approach to regulating carbon emissions from power plants, one of the largest sources of climate-destabilizing pollution in the world.
In response to the Supreme Court decision West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, Dominique Browning, Director and Co-Founder, Moms Clean Air Force, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization’s more than 1 million members united against air and climate pollution to protect our children’s health:
“This is a dangerous setback for our children, our families, and our communities, who are experiencing the impacts of climate change here and now, in every city, county, and state of our country. It also represents a flagrant disregard for what the science tells us about the scope of what must be done to rein in greenhouse gases.
“Today’s decision limits the use of some of the most effective and affordable approaches to getting dangerous pollution under control. Although EPA’s authority now faces constraints, importantly the decision respects the authority of the EPA to cut carbon pollution,” said Browning. “It is essential that EPA get to work quickly to limit carbon pollution from power plants—one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the US and the world. All evidence shows we must take action on climate pollution with the utmost urgency, and we have no time to wait.
“Moms across the country call on EPA to act with urgency and speed to get limits of fossil-fuels power plants—and cars and trucks, oil and gas development, and industrial sources—on the books,” said Browning. “EPA must remain true to its mission, to protect human health and the environment. Both are radically endangered by climate pollution, which is growing worse even as we experience the life-threatening and intensifying impacts of global warming. More urgently, we demand that Congress and the President unify to address the climate pollution that is destabilizing the entire world.”