FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2023
Steven Fantes, Public Affairs Manager
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EPN Recognizes the Importance of EPA’s Climate and Air Pollution Reduction Plan
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a critically important plan to cut air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing gas and coal power plants and new gas power plants. These fossil-fueled plants are a top source of carbon pollution, which drives climate change. With this proposal, the Biden administration adds additional protection for frontline communities that have been historically overburdened by pollution.
Jeremy Symons, former Climate Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Air and Radiation and Senior Advisor at Environmental Protection Network, released the following statement:
“America is ready to flip the switch and turn on a clean energy future that protects public health and our planet. Nobody wants to plug their refrigerator or toaster into an electric grid that dumps smokestack pollution from power plants into our air. EPA has taken an important step by proposing new rules that will reduce power plant pollution and make cleaner energy more widely available across the nation. It’s critical to our health and the environment that EPA finalizes strong power plant rules after reviewing and considering public input.”
Jeremy Symons is available to speak to the media about the updated standards and their effects on public health and the environment.
About Jeremy Symons: Jeremy Symons is principal of Symons Public Affairs. He is the former Climate Policy Advisor for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation and is now Senior Advisor for the Environmental Protection Network. Jeremy was the project manager of Climate 21, a blueprint for “whole-of-government” presidential climate leadership, and previously worked at Environmental Defense Fund.
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