Trump EPA Takes First Step to Gut Clean Power Plan

Donald Trump and Barack Obama

The Trump administration argues that the section can only be used to regulate a single source and that the Clean Power Plan "encompassed measures that would generally require power generators to change their energy portfolios through generation shifting" - rather regulating individual sources.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took its first formal step to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), former President Obama's signature climate change policy to clean up carbon pollution from fossil fuel-burning power plants-and a major target of President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's regulatory rollbacks.

The Clean Power Plan, or CPP, was challenged in court by 27 states after Obama's administration launched it in 2015.

That plan aimed to cut carbon emissions from power plants as part of the USA role in the worldwide Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

"Under the interpretation proposed in this notice, the CPP exceeds the EPA's statutory authority and would be repealed", the proposal says. McCabe said, "It certainly will draw the process out".

Some conservative groups have urged the EPA to scrap the CPP without replacing it, effectively ending USA regulation of carbon emissions.

Even so, the plan has been a factor in a wave of retirements of coal-fired plants, which also are being squeezed by lower costs for natural gas and renewable power and state mandates promoting energy conservation.

PIA to review flight operations to USA due to financial losses
US-bound passengers will be flown to London, where they will then be transferred to the American airline which will take them to the US.

Wounded congressman throws out first pitch for playoff game
Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot in the hip while practicing with his Republican teammates in a Virginia suburb in June. Scalise, holding onto a walker, tossed the pitch to open the series taking place at Nationals Park in southeast, Washington, D.C.

Out on parole, Sasikala meets "critically ill" husband in hospital
Sasikala has been lodged in a Bengaluru prison since February 2017 after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Soon after completing the required formalities, Sasikala, accompanied by Dhinakaran, headed for Chennai by road.

The decision marks the EPA's first formal step to repeal the Obama administration rule meant to cut carbon emissions from power plants, after Pres. Trump signed an executive order in March launching a review. The EPA faces a Friday deadline to issue action on the CPP, which was put on hold by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April. "They are denying it just as they are denying the science".

"The Clean Power Plan represented an unlawful attempt to transform the nation's power grid", said Hal Quinn, director of the National Mining Association lobby group.

The new plan will save an estimated 240 million tons of annual coal production and safeguard more than 27,000 mining jobs and nearly 100,000 additional jobs throughout the supply chain, he said.

Officials will announce their intention to repeal the Clean Power Plan soon and solicit comments on how to replace it, if at all, according to reports.

But the EPA is now set to say that a regulation affecting the broader electricity sector is outside the agency's purview.

In the leaked document, the Trump administration argues that repealing the Clean Power Plan could spare an estimated $33 billion in compliance costs in 2030, arguing that the Obama administration overstated the rule's potential health benefits.

Related:

  • Mohan Bhagwat unhurt after vehicle  crash on expressway

    Mohan Bhagwat unhurt after vehicle crash on expressway

    The accident happened after the tyre of an escort vehicle in Bhagwat's motorcade burst, Sangh Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said.
    Las Vegas shooting victim: James 'Sonny' Melton, Paris, Tenn

    Las Vegas shooting victim: James 'Sonny' Melton, Paris, Tenn

    JENNY PARKS , a kindergarten teacher from California, and her husband, Bobby, were visiting her two brothers in Las Vegas . Will he be taking legislative action in the light of this shooting? "I think he would've done it for a complete stranger".
    Blade Runner 2049 makes $4 million in Thursday previews

    Blade Runner 2049 makes $4 million in Thursday previews

    The hunky actor sat down with Alison, 42, to chat about his latest film, Bladerunner 2049, alongside his co-star Harrison Ford . While you could certainly fold your own paper unicorn, this sterling silver version is much, much cooler.
  • Veteran filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away

    Veteran filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away

    The filmmaker, hailed by the Indian film fraternity as a "master storyteller", would have turned 70 on October 19. He even won the National Film Award - Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director - for the film.
    Scapa Group plc 2% Potential Upside Indicated by Berenberg

    Scapa Group plc 2% Potential Upside Indicated by Berenberg

    But, they added: "What we think will be hard to deliver is any dividend increase for FY 2017 so we maintain a flat dividend". The stock of Smith & Nephew plc (LON:SN) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, October 12 by Barclays Capital.
    Demonetization 'largest money-laundering scheme' by govt: Arun Shourie

    Demonetization 'largest money-laundering scheme' by govt: Arun Shourie

    Arun Shourie's carefully curated speech on demonetization has raised many serious questions. They are concerned about 300-foot statutes, bullet trains etc, he said.
  • Rethink banning of protests at Jantar Mantar — AAP to NGT

    Rethink banning of protests at Jantar Mantar — AAP to NGT

    It also said that the residents of the neighboring areas have the right to live peacefully and comfortably in an area free from pollution of all kinds.
    Antero Resources Corp (AR) Given a $31.00 Price Target at Scotiabank

    Antero Resources Corp (AR) Given a $31.00 Price Target at Scotiabank

    They hope that the stock price will fall or that the company will fail and go bankrupt, leading the equity holders to ruin. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP raised its holdings in Range Resources Corporation by 1,523.1% in the 2nd quarter.
    Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup

    Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup

    In the last head to head record between these two teams, Spain won the match against Albania . Pique's night at Alicante's Jose Rico Perez stadium did not run quite so serenely, however.
  • Mersal title row: Madras HC dismisses petition against Vijay's film

    Mersal title row: Madras HC dismisses petition against Vijay's film

    Yes, the Madras high court has finally dismissed a suit moved by a film producer claiming proprietary right over the title. The decision on the ongoing tax debate could positively affect the film's chances at a good box office profit.
    British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Short Interest Update

    British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Short Interest Update

    The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $142.71B. Logan Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in British American Tobacco p.l.c.by 1.6% during the second quarter.
    Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One

    Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One

    NY stretched the advantage to five runs in the fifth when Greg Bird connected for a two-run home run off Mike Clevinger . Tanaka, who struck out a career-high 15 in his last start, will be making his second postseason start for the Yankees.

Comments

Latest news

Solar growth takes the lead on global energy
Globally, falling auction prices for wind and solar projects have contributed to the rise in new renewable energy capacity. Three countries - China, India and the United States - will account for two-thirds of global renewable expansion by 2022.

Danish Police Recover Some Missing Body Parts of the Journalist Kim Wall
Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said the body parts were found in plastic bags, alongside a knife. Madsen has been charged with manslaughter, which in Danish law implies murder, and he is now in pre-trial detention.

US Bancorp (USB) has a market cap of $89.74 Billion
They now have $54.00 price objective on the financial services provider's stock, down from their prior price objective of $56.00. The number of shares changed hands in the stock is good, indicating the interest and low risk associated with it.

Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP)
Amer Ins Tx owns 20,150 shares. 09/07/2016 - Spectra Energy Partners, LP was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Simmons. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations.

Ferrari's Vettel lays down early marker in Japan
He said: "It's been an interesting day, the vehicle is feeling much better than it was in Malaysia". He said: "My run with the soft tyres was good but with the supersoft I didn't really gain any grip".

Qatar World Cup in jeopardy amid political crisis
If Qatar were forced to pull out of hosting it could open the door for Australia, who lost out to the Gulf State in the 2022 bid. Saudi Arabia has closed its land border with the kingdom, while four other countries have also cut off air and sea links.

Las Vegas Shooter Scouted Sites in Boston and Chicago
Paddock had an arsenal of 23 weapons in his hotel room. "We'll beef up security at all of our special events", Evans said. Paddock never turned up, CBS reported . "I haven't been briefed on that, so I can't verify that at this time, " he said .

Kim Jong Un isn't insane , rather 'very rational — Central Intelligence Agency
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by KCNA. With Russia due to hold a presidential election in March, politicians are again starting to fret about Western meddling.

Deadly tropical storm lashes Central America, heads for United States
The hurricane centre says conditions are favourable for Nate to continue strengthening as it crosses the Gulf. The storm battered Central America with rain this week, killing at least 21 people.

34 sentenced to life imprisonment for Erdogan assassination attempt
Some of the accused said they did not believe the court could deliver a fair verdict, saying it was under political pressure. The court sentenced 40 to life in prison, with some receiving aggravated life sentences, reducing the possibility of parole.

Fresh push for gun control in Congress
A senior Republican leadership aide disputed that the decision not to hold a vote had anything to do with the shooting. Feinsteins plan is copy-and-pasted out of the 2013 bill to focus only on fire bump stocks and similar accessories.

Billboards going up seeking tips on Vegas probe
The attack on Sunday killed 58 people injured almost 500 at a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip before Paddock killed himself.

Eric Bailly reacts to Jose Mourinho dropping him against Crystal Palace
It's the key point for all defenders, to see your goals against tally remain at zero. In the Manchester United of Jose Mourinho , no one is guaranteed playing time.

Así quedó la tabla tras la penúltima fecha de las clasificatorias
El conjunto encabezado por Lionel Messi se jugará su destino el martes cuando visite a Ecuador . Además se tiene que dar que Paraguay no le convierta más de siete goles a Venezuela .

Happy 21st! Winx' dominant win in the group 1 Turnbull Stakes
There's no training manual for a horse like Winx , we've managed to get it right but she makes us get it right, ' Waller said. In a breathtaking run over the 2000 metres, Winx silenced critics who said she wasn't travelling as well this preparation.

Other news