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Obama’s Clean Power Plan GONE! Trump’s Plan To Knock The Legs Out From Under the EPA!

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The Trump administration will repeal Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the former president’s effort to fight climate change.

It was Obama’s program for weaning American power producers off of coal and other fossil fuels.

The administration will ask the public to recommend ways it could be replaced, according to an internal EPA document.

Much of Obama’s Clean Power Plan was in response to the Climate Change Hoax. READ: (Not-so-surprisingly) Here’s Some Consensus! Over 2/3 of Weather and Earth Scientists DENY Man-Made Climate Change!

The draft proposal represents the administration’s first substantive step toward rolling back the plan, which was designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, after months of presidential tweets and condemnations of Obama’s efforts to reduce climate-warming pollution.

“The agency is issuing a proposal to repeal the rule,” the document states. It says the agency will issue a formal notice of its intention to develop a new rule “similarly intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fueled electric utility generating units and to solicit information for the agency to consider in developing such a rule.”

Several industry attorneys familiar with the agency’s plans said they expect the administration to argue that the Obama administration relied on an overly-broad reading of federal clean air laws in writing the Clean Power Plan.

Earlier this year, President Trump won a court ruling making it easier for him to rescind the Clean Power Plan.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington in April put a 26-state lawsuit challenging the plan on hold for 60 days without deciding whether the initiative is legal. That decision followed a request to halt the case from Trump’s new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief and came despite objections from conservation groups, 18 states and cities including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

The ruling was a significant win for Trump, said Jeff Holmstead, a former assistant EPA administrator for air and radiation. Because the panel didn’t issue a substantive ruling, an outcome sought by environmentalists. It’s now easier and will be quicker for the Trump administration to undo it, Holmstead said.

“Had they gotten a decision upholding the rule, then that would have created more issues the administration would have to deal with; it would have complicated things,” said Holmstead, a lawyer with Bracewell LLP. “Without a decision, it really gives them a blank sheet of paper to work on.”

President Trump has vowed since the campaign to “get rid” of the Obama-era environmental regulations. He has called the Clean Power Plan “stupid” and “job killing,” and in an executive order issued in March he directed Scott Pruitt, the EPA. administrator, to dismantle the rules. Last month, Trump appeared to claim he had already done so, telling a crowd in Alabama, “Did you see what I did to that? Boom, gone.”

The EPA is the prototype of agencies that, driven largely by politics, spend more and more to address smaller and smaller risks.

Government bureaucracies are self-perpetuating. They will always look for new ‘problems’ in order to justify their existence.

The federal government cannot micromanage. The EPA is a great example of that. Obama’s Clean Power Plan was designed for the sole purpose of federal control at the slightest level. It always works out that way. His Clean Water Plan, took over even as far as puddles in your driveway.

The EPA must go!

Much of Obama’s Clean Power Plan was in response to the Climate Change Hoax. READ: (Not-so-surprisingly) Here’s Some Consensus! Over 2/3 of Weather and Earth Scientists DENY Man-Made Climate Change!

 

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Scott Osborn is a Writer, Preacher, Political activist, as well as the Social Media Director for the TV Comedy Show, The Flipside with Michael Loftus. Scott hosts several radio shows, including the wildly popular “Conover U” starring Rodney Lee & the Preacher..

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