August 14, 2019
STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER
The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today joined a coalition of public interest environmental groups asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which replaces the Obama-era Clean Power Plan with a plan that fails to comply with the Clean Air Act and urgent need to reduce carbon pollution from coal plants. ELPC Executive Director Howard A. Learner said:
“The Trump Administration’s ACE Rule is misguided policy, moves our nation backward in solving climate change problems, and misses opportunities for economic growth and innovation in the global shift to renewable energy,” Learner said. “The Environmental Law & Policy Center is joining in challenging the ACE rule because it’s on the wrong side of history and we owe it to future generations to keep our country on track to a cleaner, smarter future.”
The groups filed a petition requesting the appeals court to review and overturn the Trump Administration’s EPA ACE rule. The groups include ELPC, Appalachian Mountain Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Air Council, Clean Wisconsin, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club.