Trump administration to scrap Obama-era Clean Power Plan
10 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Kim Reid
Speaking at an event in Hazard, Kentucky, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule on Tuesday. Pruitt, who has extensive ties to the oil and gas industries, opposed this particular piece of environmental regulation since his time as attorney general in Oklahoma, where he participated in a lawsuit against it.
Requirements that facilities use carbon capture technology or swap in natural gas for coal could actually come close to hitting the same goals as in Obama's Clean PowerPlan - if not go even further, Schneider said.
Despite the EPA'sdecision under Trump, Bruce Ho of the NRDC said that the governors of the nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will continue to cut emissions at their states' power plants by 30 percent by 2030-building on the Initiative's achievement of cutting emissions to 79.2 million tons last year-already reaching their earlier 2030 target.
The EPA under President Barack Obama said the Clean Power Plan could prevent up to 150,000 asthma attacks in children and 6,600 premature deaths.
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EPA AdministratorScott Pruitt says the Trump administration will withdraw from Obama-era Clean Power Plan to slow global warming. The past administration was unapologetic. They were using every bit of power, every bit of authority to use the EPA to pick winners and losers on how we generate electricity in this country.
Trump has been touting his administration's plans to rescind the rule.
The Supreme Court put the plan on hold previous year following a legal challenge by industry and coal-friendly states. "It is not in the interests of the EPA, or in accord with its mission of environmental protection consistent with the rule of law, to expend its resources along the path of implementing a rule, receiving and passing judgment on state plans, or promulgating federal plans in furtherance of a policy that is not within the bounds of our statutory authority", the agency says.
"If Administrator Pruitt plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, that would be a complete abdication of EPA's legal responsibility to protect our children's lungs from risky smokestack pollution and their homes from climate-destabilizing extreme weather", Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp said last week.
Industry groups cheered the planned repeal, saying it would reverse regulatory overreach by Obama and McCarthy. EPA has been working to repeal the CPP for months.
CNN obtained a copy of 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.
Obama enacted the plan to cap pollution from power plants.
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