Trump Makes Announcement, Rolls Back Decision By Obama Administration; Leaves Him Devastated

Updated October 11, 2017

 

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With the recent change of presidents, there have been a lot of updates to the policies that were in effect prior to this year, when Obama was leading the administration. It seems like every day we are learning about a new change. The latest one involves the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced that the Trump administration plans to roll back the Obama era regulation on coal-fired power plants.

“I’m here to make an announcement that’s very, very important for you. Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule,” said Pruitt, while at an event in Kentucky.

The Clean Power Plan goal was to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, particularly coal-burning plants, hoping to increase renewable energy resources. Late last year, states were responsible for submitting plans that involved their thoughts on emission reduction. These plans were submitted to the EPA. The constitutionality of the plan was challenged in court and in August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave the EPA 60 extra days to review the plan and submit their position before deciding on the legality of the rule.

“The president sent a message,” said Pruitt. “When you think about what that rule meant, that rule was really about picking winners and losers.”

Critics believe that repealing this regulation will make it unattainable to meet the carbon standards proposed in the Paris Climate Accord. Some states have opted to stay in the agreement, even though President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the agreement earlier this year.

Commenters had mixed opinions on the change of regulation…

“Lower electric rates are a good thing. We do not need Climate Scientologist ideologues making our electric bills unaffordable.”

Some voiced their opinions on how it wouldn’t make much of a difference anyway…

“Thes so-called Clean Air Plan isn’t about clean air. It’s about C02. Meeting the Paris Climate Accord C02 limits will do virtually nothing to address global warming and would come at the expense of significant economic stability. Nor does ending it keep us from doing other things that actually do minimize real pollution.”

“A little dirty air and water never killed anyone. (I said a little, which at the very worst is what we’re talking about.) Be thankful your lights go on when you flip the switch.”

And others brought up the fact that it is a conspiracy to make others rich…

“I look forward to breathing dirty air and drinking dirty water. More and more pollution is good for us because we can filter it with our lungs and kidneys to make the owners of Big Energy richer. Koch Brothers rule!”

The battle between commenters turned out to be between those who were for President Trump and those who were against him, as most of the arguments tend to be these days. Surely, this is the first of many changes upon us.

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