To The Daily Sun,
I oppose the attempts to repeal the clean air program called the Clean Power Plan. Repealing the Clean Power Plan would dismantle America’s only federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, worsen climate change, and result in dirtier air. Replacing it with weaker standards would be a reckless decision that would expose millions of people to more pollution and would place the health and safety of our communities at risk.
New Hampshire is a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) state. The New Hampshire RGGI program has mainly focused on energy efficiency investments in our communities, schools, and households to achieve lower carbon and air pollution. While each RGGI state has a different approach, all of the RGGI states have seen the benefits. Energy bills have gone down and the demand projections are virtually non-existent.
It is no wonder that RGGI was the model for the Clean Power Plan — because it works and it lets the states make decisions. All Americans want cleaner, safer sources of energy. The Clean Power Plan encourages American innovation in how we generate the energy that powers our economy and our lives.