Clean Power Plan

Trump set to roll back restrictions on coal-burning power plants

The Trump administration is escalating an effort to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry with a planned move next week to replace restrictive Obama-era climate policies with new rules designed to help coal-burning plants run harder and stay open longer.<p>The proposed new rules, which the …

Fossil Fuels

Trump's Power-Plant Proposal May Increase U.S. Carbon Pollution

Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama’s plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could …

Fossil Fuels

The Trump administration keeps losing environmental court cases

It turns out that unraveling Barack Obama’s environmental agenda is harder than it looks.<p>Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration three times in the last three days, arguing that the administration short-circuited the regulatory process in its push to reverse policies on water …

Pesticides

Report: Trump’s Power Plant Plan to Drastically Ease Pollution Rules

As part of the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era emission regulations, states will be allowed to set their own rules on standards for …

News (U.S.)

Trump seeks to overhaul signature Obama climate policy: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to …

EPA

New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air

President Trump plans this week to unveil a proposal that would empower states to establish emission standards for coal-fired power plants rather than speeding their retirement — a major overhaul of the Obama administration’s signature climate policy. The plan, which is projected to release at …

Fossil Fuels

Trump's 'Immoral' Plan to Allow Coal States to Self-Regulate Could Send 365 Million Tons of Carbon Into Atmosphere

Weeks after President Donald Trump moved to keep California from applying its own stringent regulations to auto emissions, White House officials …

Liberal View

California is setting the emissions bar high (er, low)

<b>It’s Thursday, August 16, and California is setting the emissions bar high (er, low).</b><p>Can California kick its carbon habit? The state’s lawmakers are …

Trump Administration

Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

By Lisa Friedman<p><i>Want climate news in your inbox?</i> <i>Sign up here for</i> <b>Climate Fwd:</b><i>, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration next week plans to formally propose a vast overhaul of climate change regulations that would allow individual states to decide how, or even whether, to curb …

Fossil Fuels

Fully one-third of America is in a drought

While much of the Northeast has been battling weeks of storms and flooding, the American West is drying up.<p>The National Drought Mitigation Center, …

Donald Trump

Canada should not stray from climate commitments in face of criticism

Canada needs to remember that climate change is a multilateral issue, not just a bilateral one. The U.S. stands alone globally in the Paris process, …

Cap and Trade

EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean …

Pollution

U.S. EPA replacement for Obama climate plan due late next week -source

By Timothy Gardner<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's proposed replacement for the Obama-era's central regulation on climate change, the Clean Power Plan, is expected to be released by the Environmental Protection Agency late next week, an agency source said on Thursday.<p>The …

Trump Administration

Open thread for night owls: Climate science deniers still get reporters to quote them. No joke

So Ryan <i>Worst-Interior-Secretary-Since-Jim-Watt</i> Zinke finally sorta kinda conceded Thursday after days of denials that the wildfires charring …

Liberal View

Report: Trump Is Gutting The Clean Power Plan, Turning Authority Over To States

1:48 PM 08/15/2018<p>A leaked draft of the Trump administration’s plan to roll back an Obama-era landmark emissions regulation would ease national …

Donald Trump

Report: EPA readies Clean Power Plan replacement

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is getting ready to replace the Obama administration's program to reduce …

San Francisco Bay Area

Inside Trump's climate plan

<i>With help from Emily Holden and Ben Lefebvre</i><p><b>INSIDE TRUMP'S CLIMATE PLAN</b>: EPA's plan to undo the Obama-era climate rule for coal-burning power plants is widely expected to include a far less stringent replacement rule, but the new climate proposal would also boost states’ latitude to write their own …

Fossil Fuels

Draft details Trump’s plan for reversing Obama climate rule

A portion of the rule obtained by POLITICO shows Trump’s EPA easing the planned limits on the pollution from power generators driving climate change.<p>The Trump administration is preparing to unveil its plan for undoing Barack Obama’s most ambitious climate regulation — offering a replacement that …

U.S. Politics

Pence: The evidence is clear: America is back

CLOSE<p>Vice President Mike Pence says the president is focused on making trade deals that benefit American farmers during a stop in Cedar Rapids, …

Mike Pence

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region’s utilities are turning away from baseload coal and …

Fossil Fuels

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An Essential First Step

Opinion<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. …

Conservative View

Trump’s EPA is Poisoning Our Children

President Trump’s chaotic cruelty toward migrant children and their families dominates the news, but his administration is also sabotaging the health …

Pesticides

Connelly: Climate change cost could rise to $1 trillion during next decade

The extremes and disruptions of climate change could carry a $1 trillion price tag for America during the next decade as droughts, fires and other climate extremes accelerate, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Monday.<p>Cantwell and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked in 2015 that the nonpartisan …

Climate Change

Understanding EPA’s fuzzy math

Sometimes numbers do lie. A little-noticed move by the Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests we may see more cooking of the …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Stepping Up

As the Feds walk away, states hustle to reduce greenhouse emissionsby dallas burtraw and amelia keys<p>dallas burtraw is an economist and senior fellow …

Cap and Trade

EPA Opens Door for Asbestos Comeback

Photo of asbestos warning at Bauer Elementary School in Miamisburg, Ohio. (Credit: Ktorbeck)Asbestos — that known carcinogen that manufacturing …

Public Health

Air Pollution Denial Could Become EPA Policy

<i>This story was originally published by</i> The New Republic<i>.</i> <i>It appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration.</i> Much of the Republican Party has …

Liberal View

Cost of climate change to world's poor bigger than previously thought

Cost of climate change to world’s poor bigger than previously thought<p>Climate and energy news.<p><b>Fossil-fuel lobbyists, bolstered by GOP wins, workto</b> …

Fossil Fuels

All the battles being waged against fossil fuel infrastructure are following a single strategy

The activists holding a growing number of protests against oil pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects from coast to coast are …

Fossil Fuels

The Remaining Obstacle to Trump's Energy Dominance

President Trump came into office last year promising a prompt rollback of destructive regulation of carbon dioxide and a new era of "energy …

Donald Trump