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Governor Lamont and DEEP Commissioner Dykes Statements on Trump Administration’s Actions to Replace the Clean Power Plan

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes today released the following statements regarding the Trump administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan:

Governor Lamont said, “There is no denying that the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan threatens the environment and the health of our residents. We fought this rollback every step of the way and we will continue to advocate for a federal policy that puts the health and welfare of our citizens, and addresses the threat of climate change, before the interests of America’s largest polluters.”

Commissioner Dykes said, “This regressive step by the EPA is a major disappointment. We need a federal policy that meets the challenge of climate change. We will stand against this and other rollbacks while at the same time leading the nation on energy and climate policy and working with like-minded states to advance policies that protect the health and welfare of our residents.”

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