Trump Administration Reveals Plans to Eliminate Emissions Regulations

By Editors of Power Engineering

The Trump administration detailed plans to repeal a number of environmental regulations instituted by the Obama administration, The Hill reported.

The EPA now plans a full repeal of the Clean Power Plan on grounds that it exceeds the authority given to the agency in the Clean Air Act, though no timeline for the repeal was given. Trump had previously signed an order to review the Clean Power Plan, and at the time experts noted undoing the plan could take years of work and regulation.

The Clean Water Rule is also slated for replacement, though a timeline wasn’t given.

Additionally, the EPA will make final delays on standards for water pollution from power plants, methane limits for landfills and methane limits for oil and gas drilling. All of these regulations are targeted to be repealed or revised.