Hillary Clinton Promises To Defend President Obama Bold New Clean Power Plant Plan

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pledging to the American people that she will protect and defend President Obama new clean power plant plan.

In a statement, Clinton said:

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan is a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change. It sets a smart federal standard that gives states the flexibility to choose how to reduce carbon pollution most effectively. And it drives investments in clean energy and energy efficiency, reduces asthma attacks and premature deaths, and promotes a healthier environment and a stronger economy. It’s a good plan, and as President, I’d defend it.

It will need defending. Because Republican doubters and defeatists – including every Republican candidate for president – won’t offer any credible solution. The truth is; they don’t want one. They just keep making the same tired arguments they’ve been making for years. They refuse to accept science. They refuse to believe in American ingenuity and entrepreneurship, even though we’ve seen time and time again that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand.

Of course, the Clean Power Plan standards set the floor, not the ceiling. We can and must go further. As President, I will launch a Clean Energy Challenge to give states, cities and rural communities that are ready to lead the tools and resources to succeed. By combining the Clean Power Plan with my Clean Energy Challenge, we’ll achieve two big goals:

We will have half of a billion installed solar panels by the end of my first term in office.

We will generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of my taking office.

As President, I will build on the work of this Administration and make America a clean energy superpower and a global leader in the fight against climate change. That’s a promise.

The President’s plan is going to need to be defended because Republicans are going to mount a vigorous legal challenge to the new rules. The plan could be a game changer that will freeze the construction of coal power plants and spur a boom in wind and solar production.

According to the White House, “In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan – the first-ever carbon pollution standards for existing power plants that will protect the health of our children and put our nation on the path toward a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from the power sector by 2030. Power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution, accounting for about one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan will set standards for carbon pollution from power plants, just as we have set limits on power plant emissions of arsenic, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot.”

While Republicans remain beholden to the fossil fuel industry, Hillary Clinton is promising to protect and defend the Obama legacy. Clinton isn’t running away from Obama, and it is encouraging to see her pledge to defend the hard fought for progress of the Obama years.

16 Replies to “Hillary Clinton Promises To Defend President Obama Bold New Clean Power Plant Plan”

  1. …I guess havin’ a new grandkid reminds one that something {like clean air} needs to be saved for future generations…

  2. You have one candidate who defends the President and his record another who……
    I am waiting for it and you wonder why the other cant connect with the true base

  3. That’s good. We need quadruple-down effort by capping the carbon emission. Install solar and wind turbine in every building you could fine.

  4. Just imagine where energy technology would be if the repubs and powers that be hadn’t squashed it after the carter administration. Damn.

  5. I hope she sticks to it. I wish I trusted Ms. Clinton as much as I trust Presdient Obama. Hopefully, as time goes on I will get more supportive of her. I will never vote Republican, so she has my vote if she is the nominee.

  6. She the first democrat candidate who got the hint from 2014 mid-term election. That running away, ignored and denied was a losing strategy. Second, when it came to Pres. Obama as a candidate and as president they set the bar high, now that he’s not able to run again. That bar don’t get reset lower. ALL candidates will have to meet those high standards they set for Pres. Obama.

  7. Where would be if Republicans hadn’t thwarted Obama’s every attempt?

    Wind power generates 140% of Denmark’s electricity demand
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/10/denmark-wind-windfarm-power-exceed-electricity-demand

    Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/13/3436923/germany-energy-records/

    Trump complains about Obama’s lack of progress- yet he needs the mirror about America’s lack of progress:
    Donald Trump loses legal challenge to windfarm near his Scottish golf resort
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/11/donald-trump-loses-windfarm-scottish-golf-resort

  8. Please just stop it. Sometimes comments go through sometimes not as soon as can read the ones that don’t get posted right away we fix it. Even the moderators have to take a piss now and then

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