EPA chief says Trump will kill Clean Power Plan, slams Paris accord

EPA head Scott Pruitt. Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

EPA head Scott Pruitt told ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to avert global warming was “a bad deal” for the U.S.

He also said President Donald Trump will sign an executive order this week killing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Pruitt added we need to get things done domestically using the existing Clean Air Act, and not with new regulations.

The CPP was crafted by the EPA to avoid legislative scrutiny while putting coal-fired power plants out of business.

Plant owners were heartened when the Supreme Court gave the CPP an unprecedented stay until it was fully litigated in the courts. That stay may be for naught if Trump keeps his promise and kills the plan.

Environmentalists have pledged to sue the Trump administration if they kill the plan.

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    Amber

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    Let’s hope the ecovangilists sue . That is probably the only place there green wash is going to be exposed and finished off . Course they could be like all those Hollywood flakes who promised to move to Canada if Trump was elected and now silence .
    Do they really want to waste $millions in a failed court case …over what ?
    Something that has been natural occurring since the last ice age and maybe slightly aided by human sources like breathing out . Yeah bring it on .

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      G

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      Here’s the quote:
      “Environmentalists have pledged to sue the Trump administration if they kill the plan.”

      The trouble is that liberal socialists know that all it takes to delay legal actions indefinitely is to locate a radical activist judge who will place an injunction on a ham sandwich if it suits his/her political desires. Recruit the leftist Ninth Circus Court of Schlemiels to do your dirty work and you can gum up the legal works for months.

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    Amber

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    It’s good President Trump is doing it because most of the rest of the elected officials are incapable of getting their act together . Why have all these people around doing absolutely nothing . Fire them or tell them to go home and stay the hell out the way .
    Didn’t know the swap included pink republicans .
    Washington is designed to not work and the bad guys love it .

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    Amber

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    Don’t “slam” the Paris Accord … vote on it then shred it .
    Leaving your enemy around to fight another day … never smart .

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