Heinrich Statement on EPA's Announcement of Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

"It's morally imperative that we embrace the challenge of reversing the effects of climate change and lead the world in innovation and clean energy"

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the statement below on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement today regarding new proposed carbon pollution standards for future power plants:

“Unchecked carbon pollution alters our climate and threatens the health of our families. In New Mexico we're experiencing extreme weather events, including harsh storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, and catastrophic wildfires. EPA's proposed standards for new power plants is a pragmatic step forward in moving our country away from carbon-intensive energy sources toward a cleaner, safer energy future. It's morally imperative that we embrace the challenge of reversing the effects of climate change and lead the world in innovation and clean energy, using science as our guide to making solid policy decisions."

For more information on the EPA's proposed Clean Air Act standards, click here.