Thursday, December 1, 2016

EPA Trips in "Sprint to the End" on Coal Regs

EPA, who had been planning to be "running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama's presidency" appears to have moderated it's tone in recent days as EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to voluntarily withdraw a requirement that seven Texas coal-fired power plants reduce pollution, according to a filing with a federal appeals court.

The so-called regional haze rule is part of the Clean Air Act and was proposed two years ago with the goal of cleaning up the air in national parks. The act requires states to craft a plan to address air pollution, or else be forced to implement a plan compiled by the EPA. Texas declined to create a plan, and along with power plant owners took its objections to the EPA’s plan to court.”
Perhaps they've finally seen the light, and decided that some jobs are important, most notably their own?

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