Washington, DC – July 31, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) continued his efforts to fight for the environment by celebrating Climate Action Day today. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to release its final Clean Power Plan to modernize our energy sector and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Congressman Boyle fully supports federal action to address climate change.
“Climate change is an undeniable problem and one of the greatest challenges we face today,” said Congressman Boyle. “It threatens not only our environment, but also our public health, safety, and economic prosperity. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan sets the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants that causes climate change, invests in clean, renewable energy, and boosts energy efficiency. The plan, which is set to be finalized in the coming days, gives us an unprecedented opportunity to protect public health while also improving our economy. Particularly as a new dad and a relatively young Member of Congress, I applaud the President for his leadership on environmental protection. This type of leadership in the face of a great, global challenge is the American way.”
“In addition to reducing climate change pollution, the Clean Power Plan will reduce dangerous power plant pollution that triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks, and premature deaths,” continued Congressman Boyle. “And, with smart planning, it will benefit consumers by lowering electricity bills over the long term. For these reasons, among others, I urge my fellow Members of Congress to join me in supporting the Clean Power Plan and calling for climate action now.”