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Trump EPA plan will roll back Obama standards on power plant emissions

Trump EPA plan will roll back Obama standards on power plant emissions”

There is no doubt about what is behind the 43-page document's intent. However, the New York Times reports that the courts could thwart Trump's efforts to diminish environmental regulations.

Colorado has already set its own ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions outside of the Clean Power Plan.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that the Trump administration is moving to scrap the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's signature regulatory program to curb emissions from coal-fired power plants.

"Any replacement rule that the Trump administration proposes will be done carefully and properly within the confines of the law", EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said.

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"As EPA administrator, Scott is working to strike an appropriate balance between protecting water and air, and preventing the kind of job-killing over-regulation", McConnell said, adding that he's been working to "stop the war on coal in its tracks".

The Clean Power Plan requires states to meet specific carbon emission reduction standards based on their individual energy consumption. Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy took.

"The Clean Power Plan represented an unlawful attempt to transform the nation's power grid. and raise costs on American consumers", said Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association. ".undated.leaked.100617.pdf" target="_blank">the leaked proposal to repeal the milestone Clean Power Plan, the outcome of President Donald Trump's executive orders calling for the review of the plan and questions the legality of the original rule.



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