Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they will repeal the Clean Power Plan:
"The repeal of the Clean Power Plan is the latest in a series of disappointing and misguided actions taken by the Trump Administration that threaten our progress on climate change and put our states - and nation - at great risk. This move will not stifle our efforts or leadership in Rhode Island. We're the only state in America with an offshore wind farm; we're making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in clean energy resources; we're working to make our energy system ten times cleaner; and we're partnering with other states to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the region, all while creating new clean energy jobs for our economy. As a coastal state, Rhode Island is uniquely vulnerable to a changing climate. Its effects are already being felt here, and we must continue our work to prepare for the expected impacts and to mitigate further environmental harm."