Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed to repeal the agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) on Tuesday. An EPA analysis reveals that repealing Obama’s landmark regulation would save $33 billion in compliance costs.
On Tuesday, EPA chief Scott Pruitt released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal the CPP. The EPA reviewed the Clean Power Plan and determined that the EPA exceeded its statutory authority to regulate carbon emissions.
Myron Ebell, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) director of Energy and Environment programs and the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition chair, cheered the EPA’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan in a statement. Ebell said:
CEI applauds EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s move to repeal the so-called Clean Power Plan. This is a huge step toward dismantling the Obama Administration’s war on affordable energy. Repealing the CPP will spur new investment and create new jobs in energy-intensive manufacturing and resource industries. States will now not be forced to close coal-fired power plants or replace them with more expensive and less reliable types of energy.
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