EPA rolls back Obama-era coal pollution rules as Trump heads to West Virginia
CNN)As his Environmental Protection Agency delivers its latest blow to environmental regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions, President Donald Trump is heading into the heart of coal country to deliver the good news.
Trump will join supporters in Charleston, West Virginia, for a political rally on Tuesday to celebrate his administration’s proposal to allow states to set their own emissions standards for coal-fueled power plants.
The move would reverse Obama administration efforts to combat climate change and marks the fulfilment of a campaign promise at the heart of his appeal in coal-producing states like West Virginia.
The EPA Tuesday morning formally unveiled the details of its new plan to devolve regulation of coal-fired power plants back to the states, one that is expected to give a boost to the coal industry and increase carbon emissions nationwide.
The move is just the latest effort by the Trump administration to revive an ailing coal industry and strip climate change-fighting regulations established by the Obama administration. He previously announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, calling it an unfair deal for Americans. Read More
The Next Hundred Years
I look out across my world and see so many wonderful, talented kids, the next generation, and so many caring adults filled with so much good, so much altruism, kindness, compassion and beauty.
And I am terribly saddened by what may befall all these incredible beings if we cannot stop the destruction of our environment, if we cannot rein in the greed of capitalism and business as usual.
I pray that all may be filled with compassion for all living things.
NBR 6 June 2018