WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2016) -- The Supreme Court today halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan while litigation by the coal industry is heard in the lower courts.The following is a statement by Adrianna Quintero, director of Voces Verdes:
“Today’s decision halts but does not overturn the Clean Power Plan. Polluters would like to derail our progress towards a clean energy future and less climate threats for our children and our health. The Supreme Court has already determined that EPA has the authority to limit carbon pollution from power plants and we expect the Clean Power Plan to prevail in the courts later this year.
As a coalition of Latino leaders, we know the overwhelming public support that exists for climate action and policies like the Clean Power Plan and our transition to clean energy sources. We are already seeing the shift from dirty energy to a safer, clean energy future and polluters cannot stand in the way of progress. The Clean Power Plan will prevail and put us on track towards a healthier, safer climate future.”