Trump Ready to Reveal Obama Effort to Combat Climate Change

The current administration of Donald Trump has planned to scrap the signature plan of the former president Barack Obama for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gas from power plants in the United States arguing over the fact that the previous administration had overstepped its legal authority. This was according to a 43 page proposal obtained by The Washington Post. The proposal is expected to be made public in the coming days which is finally coming after several months after the president of the United States had issued a directive which instructed the Environment Protection Agency to start rewriting the controversial regulation of 2015 known as the Clean Power Plan that was a part of a wider effort for the obliteration of the efforts of Barack Obama to make combating climate change one of the top priorities of the government.

In a copy of the proposed repeal which was first reported by Bloomberg news, the EPA does not offer another alternate plan for regulating the emissions of carbon dioxide which the Supreme court has ruled that the agency is obligated to do. On the other hand, the agency said that it has planned to seek input from the public about the best ways to cut down emissions from coal fired and natural gas power plants. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman mentioned in an email that any replacement rule that is proposed by the administration of Donald Trump will be done with utmost care and attention but within the confinement of the law. The main piece of environmental legacy of Barack Obama, where the Clean Power Plan aims to cut down the emissions of greenhouse gas which according to scientists are increasing the warming of the planet at a rapid pace.

This was also an integral part of the commitment that was made by officials of the United States as a part of historic international climate accord that was signed in late 2015 in Paris from which Donald Trump has intentions of withdrawing. The Clean Power Plan has advised every state to formulate detailed plans for the reduction of emissions of Carbon dioxide from sources like coal fired power plants with the main target of decreasing carbon pollution by about one third by the year 2030 as compared to the levels of carbon pollution in the year 2005. But this particular regulation has been a lightning rod from the time of its inception.

December 17, 2017 - 00:56
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