The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it would seek to replace the Obama Administration policy aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions with one that gives states more oversight on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
It will also result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show.
After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants. Last year, IN passed a law that said the state couldn't enact environmental rules more stringent than federal ones without a review.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked in an interview whether his state would sue to block the plan, said "we're moving in that direction" but would see the administrative process through. North Dakota has seven coal-fired power plants, he said, and the state ranked ninth in coal production in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
"The Trump administration is putting people's health and our environment in harm's way", Gina Raimondo, Democractic governor of Rhode Island, said.
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Many analysts view the relaxed legislation as an appeal to the coal industry.
A coalition of 19 states and cities, including New York, California, and MA, has formed to defend the Clean Power Plan in court. The measure set emissions reduction standards on a state-by-state basis and allowed state officials to come up where their own plans to meet the federally defined goal with most states doing so by moving from coal to natural gas.
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, it will slow the decline of carbon dioxide cuts over time. The Environmental Protection Agency said the move "empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation". The utility's legal team and administrators hope to share some impressions of the rule and what it might mean during NPPD's September board meeting, Becker said. Following the order, the EPA reviewed the Clean Power Plan, citing federal overreach.
"The cost to society in increases of death and other outcomes from air pollution are greater than the cost to industry from removing the Clean Power Plan", West said.
"When an agency wants to do something that's harmful to the American people, it typically tries to hide it", said Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law.
Duke does "appreciate EPA's efforts to propose a regulation that fits within the agency's statutory authority while recognizing the important role our states play in generation planning", but it's committed to reducing 2030 Carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from 2005 levels. The EPA called the Obama rules "overly prescriptive and burdensome".