Merkley Statement on EPA Climate Announcement

WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants:

“Climate change is no longer a distant hypothetical — it is here now. It is already waging an assault on Oregon’s natural resources, damaging our farming, fishing, and forest industries.

“Americans don’t back down in the face of a challenge. We act. Acting now to cut down on the single biggest source of carbon pollution is absolutely the right thing to do, and I’ll keep pushing for further action.”