Pruitt’s Next Step on Power Plants

Politico’s Morning Energy discusses the EPA’s carbon dioxide policy with Myron Ebell.

Pruitt’s approach won’t be enough for some: Conservatives want Pruitt’s EPA to go further still by overturning the agency’s 2009 endangerment finding that classified carbon dioxide as a pollutant. That approach has divided coal companies, with one industry source saying entities are split over whether Pruitt should repeal the endangerment finding or pursue more lenient rules that would not force plants to shut down. “The more they look at it, the more they’re going to realize they need to re-open and revise the endangerment finding,” said Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Trump administration’s EPA transition team leader. Pruitt is not expected to repeal the endangerment finding in the near term, though he has announced plans for a “red team/blue team” debate of the consensus on climate change.

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