Congressman Chris Van Hollen

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Van Hollen: Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard Good for Public Health and the Economy

Jun 2, 2014
Rockville, MD

Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution:

"Today's proposed carbon standard gives states the flexibility to meet reasonable, achievable reductions of the pollution that is endangering public health and increasing costs to our communities from damaging extreme weather events. It will build on existing state programs, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in Maryland and other Northeastern states, and spur job-creating growth in industries like renewable energy and energy efficiency. By tapping into American ingenuity and innovation, we can protect our children and future generations from the impacts of climate change and lead the world in the 21st century clean energy economy."