- He’s already rolled back the Clean Water Act. It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump came for the Clean Power Plan.
- Trump is expected to sign a broad executive order Tuesday that will evaluate any rulings or actions on the books that “burden” domestic fuel companies, including coal, gas, oil and nuclear, Bloomberg reports.
- Those found to be a “burden” will be changed, suspended or eliminated unless mandated by law, deemed pro-business or considered to be in the “public interest” by the administration.
- The executive order will also do away with two Obama-era rules. The first ensures reviews measuring the environmental impact of an energy project will take climate change into account.
- The second rule Trump is expected to eliminate is called the “social cost of carbon,” or the SC-CO2,
which is a number that estimates the long-term damage that a ton of
carbon does to the environment each year. Read more (3/27/17 12:13 PM)