U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, voted for a bill last week to postpone states’ compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
Other Republicans followed suit on Wednesday — 239 voted yes, and four voted no, while 176 Democrats voted no and eight voted yes.
It's so nice to live in an enlightened state (NY, but yes, of mind too).
“New York already caps carbon pollution from power plants, so the Clean Power Plan is really about the rest of the country catching up to what we’ve been doing for years,” Bambrick said. “We would like to see the New York delegation stand up for the interests of New Yorkers and tell the rest of the country it’s time to stand up for what New York is already doing.”
From Environmental Advocates of NY:
Today, just days after Pope Francis appealed for climate leadership, and as world leaders are developing ways to cut carbon emissions, Representative Elise Stefanik cast her first climate vote and supported legislation (HR2042) to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, incite states to ignore federal law, and create a legal boondoggle that would stall climate action for years, if not decades, to come.