EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Plan To Cut Coal Emissions

The New York Times reports:

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a package of new rules to replace the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s signature effort to reduce planet-warming emissions from coal plants.

The new measure, known as the Affordable Clean Energy rule, will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges from environmental groups that could have far-reaching implications for global warming.

If the Supreme Court ultimately upholds the rule’s approach to the regulation of pollution, it would be difficult or impossible for future presidents to tackle climate change through the Environmental Protection Agency.

1/ BREAKING: @EPA finalizes rollback of major Obama climate rule, which would have put coal plants out of business. It’s projected cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is less than half of what experts say is needed to avert dangerous climate change https://t.co/OpxDCh5TbM

— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) June 19, 2019

.@EPA just rolled back coal plant emissions.

It almost like they want to kill us for a buck.

— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) June 19, 2019

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