SCOTUS' stay of Clean Power Plan won't stop progress on clean energy

Release Date
February 9, 2016
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Statement from Ross Macfarlane, Climate Solutions, on the Supreme Court decision to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan:
 
“Today’s decision from the US Supreme Court to stay the federal Clean Power Plan is only a temporary speed-bump in the path away from fossil fuels toward a cleaner energy future. Smart businesses and governmental leaders are already investing in strategies to reduce burning coal and other fossil fuels and forge the pathways toward a 21st century economy.  The public overwhelmingly supports the Clean Power Plan, especially in the Northwest States of Washington and Oregon where citizens are demanding climate action and access to cleaner energy. Around the country, hundreds of  business and investment leaders support the Clean Power Plan because they want clear policies that drive cleaner energy.    We are confident that the Supreme Court will ultimately uphold the rule, as it earlier confirmed EPA’s authority to address climate pollution.  The trends favoring a move from coal to cleaner energy are clear and unstoppable.”