Mayor Mark Farrell on Proposed Repeal of Federal Clean Power Plan
“The proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is the federal administration’s latest act in a long series of misguided assaults against the environment. This is not a trivial matter—the proposed repeal would delay our national transition to cleaner energy and could result in thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations from exposure to pollution.
Clean energy is the only future for our planet. The health of people across the globe and right here in San Francisco depend on taking aggressive action on climate change.
San Francisco as a climate leader is boldly committed to reaching 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. We will continue to serve as an example that environmental stewardship and economic growth can go hand-in-hand. I join leaders from every sector and over 230 U.S. mayors in opposing the proposed repeal.”
Note: A rally and press conference with Mayor Farrell, Tom Steyer, environmental, health, youth, and elected officials and leaders is scheduled for tomorrow, February 28, 2018, at 11 AM on the Civic Center Plaza facing steps of San Francisco City Hall.
The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube by SFGovTV at https://youtu.be/bhxkixs-xmE.