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The Obama @EPA issued a rule under the #CleanAirAct to fight climate change by cutting carbon emissions from new power plants. Now, in a hand-out to polluters, @realDonaldTrump’s EPA is trying to swap in something much weaker.
And in the process, they’re ignoring big changes in the market for carbon capture technology, including new bipartisan incentives I fought to pass into law last year.
This Trump proposal is another example of fossil fuel interests capturing the #EPA and tearing down important environmental protections. Read my comment to the EPA: whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/w…
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George H.W. Bush on Climate change:
Also Bush:

"We know that the future of the Earth must not be compromised. We bear a sacred trust in our tenancy here and a covenant with those most precious to us—our children and theirs."
President Bush, like #RhodeIsland’s John Chafee, understood the #Republican Party’s legacy of conservation as a core conservative value.
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As a battle looms ahead, let’s take a look back at where we’ve been & why #CleanCarStandards are so important.

Once upon a time, CA’s fight for #cleanercars emerged from a thick layer of yellowish gray #smog with a metallic taste & eye-stinging character...
When Governor Ronald Reagan signed the law creating CARB in 1968, California had been fighting the #smog monster for over 20 years with regulations to clean up tailpipe pollution
Governor Reagan fought hard to protect CA’s authority to set its own #cleanercarstandards under the newly passed #CleanAirAct, signed by President Nixon a few years after LA’s #smog made the cover of Time Magazine
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This Republican control over all parts of our government defies comparison. On second thought, it feels like a Biblical punishment..Remember the 10 Plagues of Egypt?
#RepublicanPlague #CrimesAgainstHumanity #RiseUp
First, the waters of the land of Egypt were to be turned into blood....
The Clean Water Rule protected smaller bodies of water, like streams and wetlands, from discharges of all kinds of pollutants. But not anymore: #RepublicanPlague #CleanWaterAct
The EPA has delayed implementation for 2 years as the agency “clarifies” (read: eliminates)the rule.The decision is a clear gift to industrial polluters who loudly protested the reg in 2015 & GOP lawmakers who have falsely claimed the rule regulates “puddles on private property.” Large freighter ship spilled red and yellow toxic sludge into waterway. People in small boats float on the spill.
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