"Clean Power Plan: EPA Sends Proposed Rule Replacement To White House"

"EPA submitted its proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan to the White House yesterday, the same day Andrew Wheeler began work as the new temporary head of the agency.

The proposal to replace the Obama-era regulation on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants is now under review by the Office of Management and Budget.

Details of the proposal, "State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units," are slim, but Wheeler is expected to follow much the same approach as his predecessor.

The rule is likely to be much less stringent than the Clean Power Plan, which would have cut carbon emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030."

Niina Heikkinen reports for E&E News PM July 10, 2018.

Source: E&E News PM, 07/11/2018