Clean Power Plan: Industry To EPA: We Want Rule 'Fixed, Not Just Gone'

"Industry has delivered a clear message to the Trump administration during a series of recent closed-door meetings: Don't completely gut the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

To be sure, leading industry associations are pushing White House and U.S. EPA officials to drastically roll back the landmark climate change rule. They're advocating a new approach that still limits power plants' emissions but is narrower than the one envisioned by President Obama's team.

The heavy-hitting U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers advocated an "inside-the-fence" approach to power plant regulations during a July meeting with the Office of Management and Budget and EPA staff, they told E&E News. Critics of the Obama rule have argued that it overstepped by allowing emissions reductions "outside the fence line" of coal-fired power plants."

Zack Colman reports for ClimateWire August 1, 2017.

Source: ClimateWire, 08/02/2017