AG Balderas’ Statement on President Trump’s Latest Roll Back of Environmental Protections


Contact: Matt Baca (505) 270-7148

Albuquerque, NM — Please see the below statement from Attorney General Hector Balderas,
following President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of the
“Affordable Clean Energy” rule:
“President Trump continues to make it clear that he is more interested in protecting industry
profits than the health and safety of New Mexican families,” said Attorney General Balderas.
“Not only will this rule cost New Mexican taxpayers more money to implement than existing
clean power regulations, but it is yet another step backwards in protecting our environment, and I
will continue to fight the President’s attempts to harm our environment and our State.”
President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency issued the “Affordable Clean
Energy” rule, which in part, seeks to repeal the Clean Power Plan, set much weaker emissions
reductions standards, and foreclose future administrations from regulating greenhouse gas
emissions from power plants through the Clean Air Act.