With a carbon tax or cap-and-trade: In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Clean Power Plan under which each state can set a mass-based target to meet its assigned electric power sector carbon dioxide emission reductions. If it proceeds, states can design policies to meet those requirements and...
This update was just published on 4 December 2017 by the Congressional Research Service: EPA's Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions, by James E. McCarthy, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Jane A. Leggett, Linda Tsang, and Kate C. Shouse. Say what? Where's the water stuff, man? Aha...
Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan's future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would "replace" the proposal and not "repeal" it altogether, others are...Show More Summary
Pruitt announced that he's planning to replace the Clean Power Plan, which is a new development.
The Trump administration says it will hold three additional public hearings on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to ratchet down planet-warming carbon emissions.
Worldwide, the United States is one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters. The Obama administration began efforts to drop those numbers by increasing vehicle fuel economy standards in 2011 and with its Clean Power Plan proposals in 2015.
On Tuesday, as lawmakers, energy executives, and environmental advocates flocked to the West Virginia State Capitol for the Environmental Protection Agency’s only public hearing on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, WEC Energy Group — Wisconsin’s largest utility — announced the retirement of the Pleasant Prairie coal-fired power plant, citing a changing energy market […]
A few ex-miners believe Obama's regulations would create more diverse jobs with fewer health risks.
Businesses testified at EPA’s only hearing so far on the Clean Power Plan that they want it either repealed or replaced with something more “achievable.” The post Businesses Ask EPA to Curb Clean Power Plan at Hearing appeared first on Environmental Leader.
As Trump seeks to repeal Clean Power Plan, critics argue the EPA is moving the US in the wrong direction.
The Trump Administration and new EPA chief Scott Pruitt claim that by putting limits on carbon pollution on existing power plants, the Clean Power Plan will hurt our economy and jobs. They say businesses don’t like the plan. That’s just not true. If it were, the EPA might’ve been more forthcoming when planning this week’s hearing. Show More Summary
The public hearing in West Virginia was a required step before undoing the Clean Power Plan. One expert said the venue “does not denote a keen interest in alternative views.”
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — On Tuesday afternoon outside of the West Virginia Capitol, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined state lawmakers, coal miners, and energy industry representatives to celebrate. Wandering around the sun-drenched plaza, Morrisey — who has said he will run for Senate in 2018 — took time to work the crowd of about […]
The Trump administration held the only hearing on its proposed Clean Power Plan repeal.
The Trump administration's proposal to kill the Obama-era climate regulation draws praise in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — One of the first speakers to testify during the Environmental Protection Agency’s only public hearing on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature climate policy, was Robert Murray, a coal executive and staunch Trump supporter with a long history of climate science denial. During his testimony Tuesday, […]
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heard testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the agency's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.
American utilities will continue to go green despite the current political uncertainties, but coal could once again become this country's leading fuel to generate electricity in 2019 - and last to 2032, if the Clean Power Plan is not The post Industrial Users Driving Clean Energy Use but Weaker CO2 Regs May Change the Outlook appeared first on Environmental Leader.
Trump still plans to repeal it, though.
The latest analysis from the EPA shows that the Clean Power Plan would likely prevent even more deaths than the Obama administration claimed it would. But in the end, that may count for little as Scott Pruitt battles to bail out the coal industry.