Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to address the impacts of climate change.
“From our economic security to our national security, the impacts of climate change are far reaching. We are experiencing more extreme weather events, including drought and fires, while climate change is taking a toll on the health of Americans as more people are suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma. It is time to act and take important steps to reduce pollution, leading to healthier communities, a better environment, and a growing clean energy economy that will create good jobs in New Mexico. By allowing state’s the flexibility to develop their own path forward to cut emissions, this plan will take advantage of American ingenuity to address this pressing challenge facing our nation.”