Monday, 17 December, 2018

Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality

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Andrew Wong | 24 August, 2018, 06:30

"But I'm getting rid of some of these ridiculous rules and regulations, which are killing our companies ... and our jobs".

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule would amend the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, making it easier for old coal power plants to stay open.

In talking points obtained by E&E News, the administration says the EPA's own analysis shows "the proposal could reduce 2030 Carbon dioxide emissions by 0.7% to 1.5% from projected levels" under a business as usual scenario compared to 2005.

The projection is contained in a 289-page technical document accompanying the agency's proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan that was released Tuesday.

The Trump administration is emphasizing "coal at all costs", said Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator when the Obama plan was developed. The move is the agency's first under Trump to detail how it will regulate the power-sector carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, and it sets up months of public and legal reviews, and potentially a yearslong court battle.

The Trump administration's proposed changes would make it harder to trigger the requirement by adding an additional test: insisting that emissions also go up on a short-term, hourly basis - in addition to the annual surge.

In Kentucky, about one in 10 children and adults suffer from asthma, which is aggravated by air pollution.

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"One of his first actions in office was to roll back the Obama Administration's regulations on power plants that were an unconstitutional, bureaucratic and ideologically-driven assault created to kill coal", McKinley said. While that environmental action did not move forward, the liberal leaning-Center for American Progress says this new direction is irresponsible. "Acting EPA Administrator [Andrew] Wheeler addressed this in saying there are already rules and regulations in place, that when properly enforced, give them the tools they need to make sure ultimately our environment is being protected", said Avella. The change of regulatory direction by the Trump administration means coal is no longer targeted for elimination like it was under Obama and his EPA.

"An important part of what we're doing here is getting us back into our lane", Wehrum said. In 2016, the USA supreme court paused the plan ahead of legal arguments.

Obama's plan hoped to cut USA carbon emissions by a third by 2030.

The Trump plan will be the subject of a 60-day public comment period, after it appears in the Federal Register.

Scientists say that without extensive study, they can not directly link a single weather event to climate change, but that it is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme events such as storms, droughts, floods and wildfires. That rule aimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in an effort to stem the effects of climate change. After all, she says that the market largely drove coal's decline, not environmental laws.

Many analysts view the relaxed legislation as an appeal to the coal industry. Second, it gives states greater authority in meeting emissions targets for their respective power plans.

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