EPA Proposes Clean Break with Dirty Energy Politics

Newsmax discusses the EPA’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan with Marlo Lewis.

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at terminating the previous administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) as an instrument of war on fossil fuels — coal in particular. Final action on the proposed policy will follow a 60-day public comment and review period.

Pruitt emphasized, “We are committed to righting the wrongs of the Obama administration by cleaning the regulatory slate. Any replacement rule will be done carefully, properly, and with humility, by listening to all those affected by the rule.”

Premised entirely upon unsupportable climate benefits which even the former EPA head admitted would be only symbolic, CPP had mandated that the U.S. electric power sector reduce CO2 emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

As Marlo Lewis at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) points out, “CPP would necessitate changes to a state’s energy policy, such as a shift from coal-fired generation, and from fuel-fired generation to renewable resources.”

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