"E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule"

"WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America’s efforts to tackle global warming.

At an event in eastern Kentucky, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said that his predecessors had departed from regulatory norms in crafting the Clean Power Plan, which was finalized in 2015 and would have pushed states to move away from coal in favor of sources of electricity that produce fewer carbon emissions.

“The war on coal is over,” Mr. Pruitt said. “Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., I will be signing a proposed rule to roll back the Clean Power Plan. No better place to make that announcement than Hazard, Ky.”"

Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer report for the New York Times October 9, 2017.


"EPA's Climate Rule Withdrawal Will Include Big Changes To Cost Calculations" (Politico)

"New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Plans To Sue Trump For Repealing Clean Power Plan" (Washington Examiner)

"The Trump Administration’s Proposal to Repeal the Clean Power Plan" (New York Times)

"Trump’s EPA Is Gutting Obama’s Rule For Cleaner Power Plants" (BuzzFeed)

"Environmental Groups Denounce Trump Override Of Climate Plan" (Associated Press)

"Clean Power Plan: Critics Accuse EPA of 'Cooking The Books'" (E&E News PM)

"Dem AG Vows To Sue Over Clean Power Plan Repeal" (The Hill)

"Rollback Unlikely To Reverse Coal’s Downtrend in N.M. " (Santa Fe New Mexican)

"EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive" (Bloomberg)

Op-Ed: "The E.P.A.’s Smoke and Mirrors on Climate" (New York Times)

"Trump Killing The Clean Power Plan Does Little For Montana Coal Energy" (Billings Gazette)

"Rollback of Clean Power Plan Rule by EPA Administrator Pruitt Won't Happen Overnight" (USA TODAY)

"EPA May Not Replace Obama-Era Climate Rule On Repeal: Draft" (Reuters)

Source: NY Times, 10/10/2017