Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Trump’s Efforts to Weaken Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Aug 21, 2018
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its plan to reverse the Obama-era Clean Power Plan:

“It should come as no surprise that the Trump Administration, which has been riddled with an unprecedented culture of corruption, cronyism, and self-enrichment has decided to put the profits of polluters over the health and safety of Americans.  Trump’s toxic team is clearly beholden to their special interest friends’ dirty energy agenda, which threatens the health of our nation.

“It is appalling that this Administration continues its assault on critical environmental protections and is willing to sell off our health and safety to the highest and most well-connected bidder.  Instead of removing environmental safeguards — that are so desperately needed in communities across this country — and denying the existence of climate change, this beleaguered Administration should be working every day to protect our environment for future generations, and investing in the good paying, clean energy jobs of the future.

“Trump’s Dirty Power Scam proposal is disastrous and a blatant attempt to pander to his political base.  I will continue to fight for a clean energy future and ensure that the safety and health of all communities remains a priority.”