Kaptur statement on Trump executive orders on climate change

March 28, 2017
Press Release
Opposes Trump’s backward move on clean air and clean water

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump issued a series of sweeping executive orders that rollback critical rules and protections on the environment.

Kaptur statement:

“This is sadly another backward move from an Administration that can’t find its way to the coexistence of cleaner air and a growing, innovative energy industry. We can invest in clean energy, create good jobs and protect the environment. Northern Ohio knows the opportunity in clean energy whether it is in wind, solar, natural gas and even slashing emissions in traditional energy production. Just as the President plans to dampen innovation, Wind Technician is the fastest growing job in America.

“Climate change is not an abstract issue for many Ohioans. Its impacts can be felt all along the shoreline of Lake Erie where warmer water can exacerbate problems such as harmful algal blooms. The effects of climate change are far and wide and impact our land, our water and our air – let the science be our guide, Mr. President.”

Kaptur is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water.