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.