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NYT: New EPA Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward By Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport Aug. 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday signed a plan to weaken regulation of coal-fired power plants, advancing a proposal that the coal industry has hailed as an end to burdensome regulation and environmentalists have criticized as a retreat in the […]

CEI: EPA’s Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule ‘Huge Improvement’ Over ‘Clean Power Plan’ The Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed replacement for the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015. CEI opposed the Clean Power Plan, because it was economically destructive, unlawful, and would have raised energy prices for many Americans. Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said: “The EPA’s proposed […]

TRUMP HEADS TO THE HEART OF COAL COUNTRY AS EPA DISMANTLES OBAMA-ERA CLIMATE RULES President Donald Trump will head to West Virginia for a rally Tuesday night where he’s sure to tout his administration’s rolling back of a major Obama-era regulation seen as part of the “war on coal.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday it would replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a more […]

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SIGNIFICANTLY WEAKENS OBAMA’S CLEAN POWER PLAN By Chris White The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new climate rule Tuesday curtailing elements of former President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations targeting carbon emissions from coal power plants. The new rule — the Affordable Clean Energy, or “ACE,” rule — restricts emission reduction efforts coal companies and states are obligated to employ. ACE […]