Rep. Kent Smith Issues Statement On Obama Administration's Proposed Clean Power Plan
Plan highlights fight against climate change, increase in renewable energy
August 03, 2015
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President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today unveiled new standards limiting carbon emissions from power plants, a move the administration says will combat climate change, reduce energy bills for families, improve public health and create jobs in renewable energy industries. The administration released an Ohio fact sheet today in preparation for the new standards.

Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released the following statement in reaction to the historic plan:

"Ohio can advance energy freedom for our nation while boosting a job sector that will have guaranteed employment growth for major industry leaders like Lincoln Electric in Euclid.  The Clean Power Plan will also result in fewer health risks for Ohio seniors and children.  Ohio should not waste this opportunity."

The Lincoln Wind Farm has reduced Lincoln Electric’s carbon footprint with the installation of the largest urban wind tower in North America.  This investment provides approximately 10% of the electricity required to operate the world’s largest welding equipment manufacturing facility.


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