U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, delivered the following response to the administration’s proposed limits on carbon pollution from new power plants:
“Global warming is not just a problem of the future; it’s one of the greatest economic and public health challenges of today. We’ve seen the impacts in New Mexico and across the arid West. Taking steps to reduce carbon pollution will fight climate change, while helping to create jobs and keep our air and water clean.
“[The] announcement, which was required by the landmark Clean Air Act, is about reasonable, common-sense solutions that will protect our children and future generations. It will help lay the foundation for the energy economy we deserve – cleaner, more efficient, and worthy of the most advanced country in the world.”