West Coast Governors’ and Mayors’ Response to the President’s Executive Order to Withdraw and Rewrite the Clean Power Plan, Weaken Standards Protecting Our Air Quality and Climate
Following are statements from West Coast Governors and Mayors in response to President Trump’s Executive Order, which includes directives to withdraw and rewrite the Clean Power Plan, as well as weaken other standards that protect our air quality and reduce carbon emissions. Below these individual responses, please find a joint statement signed by all three West Coast Governors and five big city mayors regarding the decision by President Trump.
Statements from West Coast Governors
“In Oregon, we will not back down from the fight against global climate change, and as Governor, I will continue to take bold action by advancing solutions to minimize the impacts of climate change and protect Oregon communities and natural resources for future generations. Oregon has a strong tradition of fighting climate change and leading on environmental stewardship. We took important steps to expedite the closure of Oregon’s last remaining coal plant and continue to invest in energy efficiency, pursue renewable energy development, and support alternative transportation fuels.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown