Stefanik Is Not Who She Says She Is; Stefanik Flip-Flops on the Clean Power Plan
CANTON — The Clean Power Plan enabled crucial protections for New York’s environment. Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, which was responsible for the “acid rain” that nearly destroyed the Adirondacks. The Clean Power Plan set out to cut carbon pollution from coal power plants. The oil and gas industry opposed the Clean Power Plan and found an ally in Elise Stefanik. The Clean Power Plan was endorsed by the Sierra Club because it reduced carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 32 percent, prevented 90,000 asthma attacks per year, and avoided 3,200 premature deaths per year by 2030.
Elise Stefanik chose to vote with coal, oil & gas. She chose to vote against everyone who earns their living from the land and water in Northern New York — from farmers to fishing guides, from hoteliers to chefs.
Stefanik raised more than $137,000 from the oil and gas sector, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Those donors include:
Natural Fuel Gas Corp
“My first policy for protecting our farmers, families and tourism is to reject political money from people who profit from pollution. Elise Stefanik chose to vote with out-of-state coal, oil and gas interests rather than defend our local environment and economy. Now, in the middle of a tough election Stefanik is having second thoughts on her vote. So are the rest of us. It has become all too clear — Stefanik is not who she says she is”, said Tedra Cobb.