Obama Delays Climate Action, NWF Critical of Delay

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NWF critical of Obama administration delay on tackling climate pollution from power plants

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Delaying action puts our nation unacceptably at risk from the ravages of air pollution and climate change.

Just days after shelving long needed action to reduce ozone and smog pollution that costs the nation billions, today the Obama administration said it was delaying action on climate change that would rein in carbon pollution from power plants.

Joe Mendelson, NWF policy director, climate and energy programs said:

“Delaying action puts our nation unacceptably at risk from the ravages of air pollution and climate change. With record summer heat, fires raging in Texas and unprecedented floods in the Northeast, the costly impacts of global warming have never been clearer.

“Every day we delay cleaning up our nation’s power plants fattens polluter profits and shrinks our chances of tackling the climate crisis. Today’s decision suggests that when it comes to uncontrolled carbon pollution, the administration appears content with business as usual.”

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