What Is the Clean Power Plan, and How Can Trump Repeal It?


Under the Paris agreement, the United States promised to lower the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Because power plants account for roughly one-third of America’s emissions, the Clean Power Plan was seen as a crucial part of that strategy. Continue reading the main …

EPA formally moves to repeal major Obama power plant rule

The Trump administration formally proposed to scrap the Obama administration’s signature climate change rule for power plants.Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittZinke under federal investigation for speech to NHL team: report Overnight Regulation: Senate panel approves driverless car bill | House bill to change joint-employer rule advances …

Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

By Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam | AP By Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam | AP October 9 at 4:01 PM HAZARD, Ky. — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration’s move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking …

EPA chief to sign rule on Clean Power Plan exit on Tuesday

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday he would sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change. “Here’s the president’s message: The war on coal is …

The Energy 202: Pruitt plays to GOP base by repealing the Clean Power Plan

The Energy 202: Pruitt plays to GOP base by repealing the Clean Power Plan  Washington PostListen to ‘The Daily’: Rolling Back Obama’s Legacy  New York TimesThe Great Regulatory Rollback  National ReviewTrump’s decisions to end DACA and the Clean Power Plan are all about negating Obama  Los Angeles TimesFull coverage

Clean Power Plan, Harvey Weinstein, N.F.L.: Your Monday Evening Briefing

And we did a deep dive on the driving force behind the proposal — the 32-year-old presidential adviser, Stephen Miller. In high school in progressive Santa Monica, Calif., he was scorned and dismissed as a conservative gadfly. Continue reading the main story Melania Trump, meanwhile, took Mr. Trump’s first wife …

EPA’s Pruitt signs proposed rule to unravel Clean Power Plan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed off on a proposed rule Tuesday that would repeal sweeping regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The move, aimed at bolstering the nation’s struggling coal industry, will trigger an immediate court fight and could trigger months, if not years of …

EPA to propose ending Obama-era Clean Power Plan: report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ready to repeal the centerpiece regulations former President Obama instituted to fight climate change,  according to a department document obtained by Reuters. Reuters reports that the document was distributed to the agency’s Regulatory Steering Committee, and that it proposes to repeal Obama’s Clean Power Plan.President …