The Trump administration is using a new rule to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The White House is asking Congress to approve a rule on Friday that would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases and other pollutants in the air to protect public health.
The rule will set a standard for greenhouse gas emissions and require that any new power plant build air quality control systems to limit pollution from burning coal and other fossil fuels.
The EPA has previously required coal plants to build emissions controls, but the Trump EPA is using the power of the federal courts to change the rules.
The proposed rule would require a coal plant to install an air quality monitoring system, which would provide the EPA with information about air quality and would identify the types of pollutants that can cause health problems.
The new rule is the latest effort by the Trump White House to weaken or reverse the Obama administration’s climate change policies.
It also comes as the Trump Administration is considering a rule that would allow businesses to charge for carbon credits, which are meant to help pay for the implementation of Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
The Trump EPA’s proposed rule is a major blow to the Clean Power plan.
It would have required all coal plants that produce more than 25 megawatts to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution and reduce their use of coal-burning power plants by 20 percent by 2020.
Trump’s new EPA rule would be the most significant action to curb emissions since the Clean Energy and Security Act, which President Trump signed in January.
The administration’s new rule would apply to existing coal plants, which make up about 40 percent of U.S. electricity generation, as well as new coal plants.
It has been in the works for a year, and is expected to take effect in 2019.
The Clean Power Rule is designed to help meet the Clean Air Act’s goal of limiting harmful greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
But in the face of growing opposition, Trump has used the rule as a way to boost coal’s share of U,S.
“The Trump administration has tried to weaken the Clean power rule through the courts,” said Jessica Lehr, senior director of environmental justice for Earthjustice, an environmental justice advocacy group.
“But now they’re going to have to use the courts to protect our health and the health of future generations.”
A proposal to allow states to require coal plants in their borders to install air quality controls was also blocked by courts in April.
It is unclear if the Trump Environmental Protection Authority would be able to change that.
“We are very concerned that this rule will be used to push coal plants out of the United States,” said Chris Horner, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity.
“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plan to roll back the Clean and Clean Coal regulations is about to go into effect.
The president has already signed an executive order that is going to put the EPA in charge of enforcing the Clean Clean Power Act.”
The Trump Environmental Justice Act is meant to strengthen the Clean Water Act, the Clean Food and Drug Act, and the Clean Tariffs and Trade Act, among other policies.
The executive order, which was issued April 21, would also allow states that already have coal plants and existing power plants to ban new coal-fueled plants from coming into their borders.
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