Tags: Climate Change | Trump Administration | US | Trump | Climate Plan

EPA Chief Pruitt: Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era Climate Plan Tuesday

EPA Chief Pruitt: Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era Climate Plan Tuesday
(Getty Images)

Monday, 09 October 2017 11:14 AM

The Trump administration on Tuesday will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said.

Speaking in Kentucky on Monday, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday "to withdraw the so-called clean power plan of the past administration."

The clean power plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. It was a centerpiece of the Obama administration's environmental policies.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to declare the Obama-era rule exceeded federal law by setting emissions standards that power plants could not reasonably meet.

Pruitt said the EPA should not use its authority "to say to you we are going to declare war on any sector of our economy."

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The Trump administration on Tuesday will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said.
US, Trump, Climate Plan
122
2017-14-09
Monday, 09 October 2017 11:14 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved