The Trump administration is expected to roll back another one of the Obam era coal regulations.
According to the EPA, Thursday is the day that the Trump administration plans to rescind a rule that requires new coal plants to be fitted with carbon capture technology.
The proposal as reported by the NYT will eliminate Obama-era restrictions on newly built coal plants that in effect required them to include systems to capture the carbon dioxide they produced — a technology that is still not in use on a commercial scale.
The Obama mandate prohibited new coal plants from emitting 1,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The Trump administration plans to raise prohibited omissions to 1,900
The 2015 carbon capture rule basically made it impossible for new coal-fired plants to be built. In fact, since 2010 40% of coal plants have been shut down or have plans to close.
But then who can forget what Obama said about coal plants…Yes, he planned on regulating them away.
President Trump si still keeping his campaign promise!
In 2017, President Trump signed a bill halting new Obama coal regulations: