EPA Administrator Regan Issues Statement on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency | US EPA

Today, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan issued the next assertion:

“As a public well being company, EPA’s primary duty is to guard individuals’s well being, particularly those that are on the entrance traces of environmental air pollution. Make no mistake: we are going to by no means waver from that duty.

While I’m deeply upset by the Supreme Court’s resolution, we’re dedicated to utilizing the total scope of EPA’s authorities to guard communities and scale back the air pollution that’s driving local weather change. We will transfer ahead to offer certainty and transparency for the vitality sector, which can assist the trade’s ongoing efforts to develop our clear vitality economic system. 

At this second, when the impacts of the local weather disaster have gotten ever extra disruptive, costing billions of {dollars} yearly from floods, wildfires, droughts and sea degree rise, and jeopardizing the protection of thousands and thousands of Americans, the Court’s ruling is disheartening.

Ambitious local weather motion presents a singular alternative to make sure U.S. international competitiveness, create jobs, decrease prices for households, and shield individuals’s well being and wellbeing, particularly those that’ve lengthy suffered the burden of inaction. EPA will transfer ahead with lawfully setting and implementing environmental requirements that meet our obligation to guard all individuals and all communities from environmental hurt.”

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