Trump May Replace Obama’s Big Climate Rule — Not Just Repeal It

Politico discusses nex steps for the Trump administration in regards to the Clean Power Plan with Myron Ebell.

The Trump administration is opening the door to offering its own replacement for former President Barack Obama’s landmark climate regulation — rather than just erasing it altogether.

Myron Ebell, a climate skeptic from the Competitive Enterprise Institute who led Trump’s EPA transition team, has pushed for Pruitt to undo the agency’s 2009 determination — known as the “endangerment finding” — that climate change is a threat it’s obligated to regulate. But he said a replacement rule might be an “adequate stopgap.”

He said that if the courts ultimately find that a coal-plant-focused rule isn’t enough to fulfill EPA’s legal obligation, then “in order to keep the president’s promise that we’re going to get rid of these economically destructive rules, the only alternative they will have is to reopen the endangerment finding.”

Read the full article at Politico.