People For the American Way

People For: SCOTUS EPA Ruling a ‘Big Win for Polluters’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington, DC – Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in West Virginia v EPA, in which the Court ruled against the EPA’s authority to limit power plant emissions that contribute to climate change, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“This far-right Supreme Court handed a big win to polluters today, undermining the EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions that damage human health and contribute to climate change. This ruling will have immediate, local impacts on communities, especially Black and brown communities and people without financial resources, who bear the brunt of climate inequity and the economic and health damage that follows.  It will allow more greenhouse gases to spew into the air and worsen the climate change that is already devastating our Earth. It also spells potential trouble for the future role of many other government agencies with a mission to safeguard health and safety. Once again, this Court has shown that its priority is to protect and serve big corporations and their bottom lines, not the American people.”

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People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org