Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following her vote to support the resolution of disapproval that would block the Administration's repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
“In Maine, our economy is inextricably linked to the environment. Our state, which is situated at the end of the nation's air pollution tailpipe, has made substantial progress in reducing harmful emissions by increasing energy efficiency, adopting clean energy technologies, and improving air quality and public health. While I am pleased by the progress our country has already made in reducing air pollutants, the Administration’s rule to repeal and rewrite the Clean Power Plan is a step in the wrong direction.
“Climate change is a significant risk that threatens Maine’s working forests, fishing, and agricultural industries, as well as tourism and recreation and our coastal communities. I will continue to work in Congress to support realistic, responsible solutions that help reduce harmful emissions and protect our environment and the health of our citizens.”