Recently, the Trump Administration announced that it would do away with the Obama-era clean power plan. The plan’s objective was to ultimately reduce greenhouse gases that American factories especially coal factories produced. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced the plan while at Hazard Kentucky. The motive was that Trump and his Administration held that “The EPA and no federal agency should ever use its authority…to declare war on any sector of our economy” (NPR).
Likewise, both Scott Pruitt and many others in the Trump Administration felt that the rule that the clean power plan had initiated ultimately chose both the winners and losers in the economy. Moreover, Pruitt also announced that the change in policy would be signed into effect on October 10th of this year. Furthermore, this was a highly anticipated policy
change because the plan was placed on hold by the Supreme Court, therefore, it had never been implemented. Additionally, numerous news outlets obtained a document, which stated that the White House would ask the public on how and whether the Administration should take the necessary steps too ultimately replace that act.
Furthermore, it’s been announced that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) will also make the declaration that the Obama-Era rule exceeded federal law because it set mandatory emission standards, which power plants would be unable to attain. Moreover, coal-fired power plants generate approximately 40% of the globe’s energy, but on the flip side they also are heavy carbon dioxide emitters with approximately 70% carbon dioxide emitted, which many scientists have linked to the quickening of climate change, Yet the current administration has made it public that it does not believe in climate change and that it’s a tool perpetrated by the Chinese to give the United States manufacturing a bad rap, but Trump did leave a door open for negotiations for the control of the emissions.