E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Carbon Emissions Rule

Posted by on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The United States government continues to scale back laws that protect the environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that Scott Pruitt, the chief of the agency, had signed a measure to repeal a policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. A policy put in place for President Barack Obama.

News of the repeal was made via an event with Scott Pruitt with coal miners in eastern Kentucky.

An E.P.A. statement said that repealing the measure “will also facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens associated with the development of those resources.”

President Donald Trump pulled the United States from the Paris climate earlier this year.

The E.P.A. is still required to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions because of a 2009 legal opinion known as the endangerment finding.

The Team

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