Trump’s new order could kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

President #Donald Trump has issued a new executive order that could literally kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and roll back onerous #Climate Change regulations.

It directs federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one that gets passed. It also sets a regulatory budget for next year to zero dollars.

Trump said this new order would be the “largest ever cut by far in terms in regulation.” Trump has given agencies the authority to decide what rules they want to roll back before the White House reviews them. There calling it the “one in, two out” rule.

The latest order would ostensibly cut many of the onerous regulations laid down by former EPA chief Gina McCarthy.

Many were rolled out just weeks before Inauguration Day while others have been percolating through the legal system as individual states and industry sue the federal government for overreach.

Trump said clean air and water were his first priority, but the environmental rule-making has gotten out of control.

Regulatory overreach

One such rule is the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an expansive interpretation of the Clean Air Act that gives the EPA unprecedented powers to regulate the trace gas carbon dioxide (CO2).

The problem arises because the indicators the EPA uses show the air is actually very clean. With no evidence to support its decision, the EPA added CO2 to its list of harmful air pollutants to regulate coal-fired power plants and other industries like fracking and drilling.

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    Amber

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    Roll back the sleazy Obama /EPA regulations and get back the $500 million Obama Admin ripped off tax payers days before leaving .
    A $Billion dollars given to the global warming fraudsters should be returned and those
    authorizing the robbery charged and jailed . If a $Billion dollars can just be sent out the door with no approval by Congress no wonder there is a $20 Trillion dollar debt .

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    JayPee

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    I wish everyone would stop talking of a ” clean power ” plan.
    Because there never was such a plan.
    And ” clean power ” was a spumiferous notion of great presumability but of no fundamental consequence nor definability.

    “Clean Power” was nothing but a label to sell the American people the notion of leftist extremism being good for them because it was good for the planet, even though it was obviously neither.

    Time to get rid of the Obama-talk and its leftist utopian fantasies.

    We are much better of living in the real world because
    extremist leftist fantasies will never improve reality.

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