QBP RICHARDS ON SUPREME COURT RULING LIMITING EPA’S ABILITY TO REGULATE CARBON EMISSIONS
(June 30, 2022 at 10:50am)
QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to today’s dangerous Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and potentially crippling our nation’s potential to curb the climate change crisis.
“Queens knows all too well the dangerous and deadly impacts climate change can have on our communities — from disasters like Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Ida to Asthma Alley in Astoria and beyond. Families across this borough and this country have been devastated by the consequences of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions for decades, and with our environment on the precipice of disaster, today’s ruling will have grave consequences for our planet,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “From abortion rights to the proliferation of guns on our streets and now to combatting climate change, this Supreme Court has consistently proved it has no regard for the health and wellness of our families. That’s why Queens will continue working to end New York City’s reliance on fossil fuels and push for innovative energy sources like solar and geothermal. If the federal government can’t lead the way, we will.”
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