EPA's move comes as the world gathers in Poland for what is being dubbed the most important meeting on climate change since the 2015 Paris Agreement, which PresidentDonald Trump has criticized repeatedly.
"Their interpretation was disingenuous", Wheeler said of the Obama administration.
"We are not picking winners and losers here", he said. Moreover, Holmstead said, there has never been an application for modifying or reconstructing a plant under the section of the Clean Air Act the rule is based upon. It would allow new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds (862 kg) of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity, up from 1,400 pounds now.
Under the Obama regulation, plants were to cut their carbon emissions by using some natural gas, installing some carbon-capture equipment, or changing to more efficient technology that is not yet widely available. "This is economic opportunity for a region" that needs it, Perry said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, applauded the EPA's proposal, saying it would help families working in the coal industry in his state of Kentucky.
Other Trump administration initiatives rolling aback climate change efforts would undo an Obama plan meant to shift the national electrical grid away from coal and toward cleaner-burning solar and wind power, and would relax pending tougher mileage standards for cars and light trucks.
A panel of United Nations scientists said in a recent report that coal and gas plants still operating need to be equipped with carbon-capture technologies to achieve the reduction in carbon emissions necessary for keeping the world under 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming past preindustrial levels. "But as the world discusses meaningful solutions to deal with climate change, this EPA is choosing, instead, to exacerbate the problem by doubling down on dirty coal technology", said Carper.
McCabe called the emissions standards set during her watch "appropriate", and said the Trump administration will likely have to defend in court its reasons for easing them. It would cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damage each year by the end of the century, the government's National Climate Assessment said. "They've been giving nothing but this signal with rule after rule after rule". This is set to worsen as a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence expects United States power producers to take at least another 19.8GW of coal-fired power plant capacity offline between 2018 and 2022.
A report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected Tuesday that 2018 would see the lowest U.S. coal consumption since 1979, as well as the second-greatest number on record of coal-fired power plants shutting down.
The announcement follows a recent U.S. Energy Information Administration report showing that domestic coal use will sink to a 39-year low this year, largely due to a drop in its use for generating electricity.
This article was written byBrady Dennis and Steven Mufson, a reporter for The Washington Post.
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The first one to take place in more than 25 years. "We all got up and kissed", Colletti reportedly said of the end of the meeting. During the 1980s, it became less collegial under Riina's domination and effectively ceased to function after his 1993 arrest.
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