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Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Affordable Clean Energy rule under the Trump administration replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which would […]

Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip Texas Power Capacity

March 20, 2018 by

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It could have been worse had Pruitt not halted the CPP By Larry Bell ~ As reported in the Houston Chronicle (chron.com), “Texas’ electricity grid operator expects the state’s power demand to hit an all-time high this summer, possibly requiring customers to reduce power consumption and triggering emergency measures to keep electricity flowing through the […]

EPA Ponders Regulating CO2

December 27, 2017 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The second shoe has dropped in EPA’s wondering about how to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants. As the shoe dropping metaphor suggests, EPA can now go to sleep for awhile. Everyone else is going to be very busy commenting on this complex issue. The first shoe dropped in October when […]

Rolling Stone: Clean Power Rollback Not Very Consequential, But Deadly

October 12, 2017 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ Rolling Stone magazine contributing editor Jeff Goodell seems to have trouble with logic in addition to his disdain for coal power. In, “Scott Pruitt Can’t Stop the Death of Big Coal,” Goodell claimed that without the EPA’s Clean Power Plan — an Obama “accomplishment” — coal is still “a dead industry […]

Obama’s Climate Plan Was A Failure On All Accounts

October 11, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama’s climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it’s taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece. In an expected move, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt officially began the process of rolling back the incorrectly named Clean Power Plan. If the Trump […]

Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Was A Nod Of Respect To American Citizens

June 16, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would pull out of the supposedly “non-binding” Paris Climate Accord signed by President Barack Obama. This should not have been a surprise. Earlier this March, Trump signed an order rescinding President Barack Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan, a 1,560-page regulation […]

Abundant Fossil Fuels Give Trump Upper Hand On Climate

May 9, 2017 by

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By Larry Bell ~ It remains to finally be determined whether or not President Trump will follow through on a promise to withdraw U.S. participation from the non-binding Paris Climate “treaty” signed by his predecessor just prior to leaving office last September. Either way, that decision will have major impacts upon the future of Trump’s economic […]