“If the courts allow these six rollbacks to stand, the report warns, they would collectively contribute more than 200 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions each year, undermining global efforts to curb planet-warming emissions and avert climate catastrophe.
Replacing the Clean Power Plan could cause 1,630 premature deaths, 120,000 asthma attacks, 140,000 missed school days, and 48,000 lost work days by 2030, according to the report. Meanwhile, scrapping the Clean Car Standards could cost Americans $18 billion annually for climate and public health effects as well as up to $236 billion in extra fuel spending by 2035.”
Report Exposes ‘Devastating’ Economic, Public Health, and Environmental Impacts of Trump’s Industry Giveaways
Analysis backs up lawsuits filed by state attorneys general against the administration’s repeals of regulations that target polluting industries