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The Trump administration is expected as soon as this week to unveil a proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s signature initiative to combat climate change, with a narrower rule more friendly to industry.
The 2015 Clean Power Plan, which was never implemented because of a Supreme Court stay, required states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, by shifting away from coal plants.
The article goes on to state the following:
It was the pledge that underpinned the U.S.’ commitment to the Paris climate change agreement before President Trump rejected the deal.
In choosing to replace the Clean Power Plan, rather than repeal it outright, the Environmental Protection Agency is acknowledging the federal government is legally obligated to regulate emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
“If they don’t do anything about it, the next administration might adopt a worse regulation, so this is checking the box for the coal fleet on carbon regulation in the near-term,” Paul Bailey, president emeritus and former CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, told the Washington Examiner.
Reversing a major Obama policy, Trump plans to let states decide how much to limit emissions from coal power plants, or even whether to do it at all, NYT reports: https://t.co/VYXl6HcbJd
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 18, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) August 19, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency next week plans to release new rules potentially extending the life spans of coal-burning power plants and leading to more harmful emissions https://t.co/bXXBGryESs
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 18, 2018
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