m3n4.net
m3n4.net November 13, 2018


EPA chief Pruitt is killing the centerpiece of Obama's climate change arsenal

10 October 2017, 12:23 | Tara Lloyd

"It's more about the lawsuits than it is about the clean power plan" says Montana senator Duane Ankey of Colstrip

Back in March, Trump signed an executive order instructing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to get rid of the Clean Power Plan.

He continued: "That rule really was about picking winners and losers. Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers", he said at the event.

Pruitt's attempt is the latest in the Trump Administration's unsafe campaign of climate change denial, and is a wake-up call for state and local leaders: if you want to protect your citizens, it's time to take action yourselves because the Trump-Pruitt EPA has shown it's more interested in protecting polluters than the health of Americans.

Hatch Bill To Renew CHIP Funding Passes Senate Committee
We're certainly not taking anything for granted. "We're still holding out hope for a bipartisan deal", Hand said Monday afternoon. Nine million kids across the country may be uninsured after congress allowed the Children's Health Insurance Program to expire.

EPA Administrator Pruitt says his administration will withdraw from Obama-era Clean Power Plan to slow global warming.

Last month, the RGGI states - Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont - announced they will slash carbon pollution from power plants by at least another 30 percent by 2030.

Obama's order was put on hold previous year, when the Supreme Court issued a stay pending the resolution of legal challenges. "At the same time, we recognize the need for a policy to address greenhouse gas emissions". Supporters of the Clean Power Plan will be looking for ways to challenge the Trump administration's moves in court.

84-year-old senator Dianne Feinstein is running for re-election next year
But the senior senator said twice on Sunday that no gun control legislation would have stopped the mass shooting. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is reportedly hosting a fundraiser for Feinstein.

The current EPA chief, who has repeatedly questioned the human role in climate change, sued the environmental agency in 2015 in an effort to block the Clean Power Plan. "Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., I will be signing a proposed rule to roll back the Clean Power Plan". Pruitt previously served as Oklahoma's attorney general and joined a lawsuit challenging the carbon limits. In the leaked proposal, the agency said that it "is considering whether it is appropriate to propose such a rule" and that EPA "in the near future" will ask for comment about what a replacement rule might look like.

The latest EPA plans, contained in a 43-page document called "Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources", say the agency will appeal for public input on how to cut emissions from power plants.

Prior to the finalization of the rules in August 2015, power plants - which account for almost 40 percent of carbon emissions - "were allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the atmosphere", said the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Jobs Report: Economy Shed 33000 Jobs in September Due to Hurricanes
Despite the unexpected drop in employment, the unemployment rate dipped to 4.2 percent in September from 4.4 percent in August . The labor force participation rate, at 63.1 percent, changed little over the month and has shown little movement over the year.

Pruitt also added that President Trump demonstrated "tremendous courage" when he made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord this past June.



Other News

Trending Now

United States gives last chance for Pakistan after calling out ISI for terrorism
Other senators raised a concern that the new Afghanistan strategy won't lead to success. The US-Pakistan relationship has soured rapidly after Trump came to power.

Dove apologizes for shows black woman gets white in Facebook advert
The ad showed a series of images that appeared to show a black woman turning white after using their soap. Makeup artist Naomi Leann Blake shared images from the ad on Facebook in a post that soon went viral.

Bills pick off impressive road win over Falcons
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was ruled out of Sunday afternoon's game against the Buffalo Bills due to a hip injury . The Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills are set to face off in one of the most-exciting match-ups of the entire weekend.

Death toll rises to 15 in Balochistan shrine blast
Sarfraz Bugto, the provincial home minister, said "terrorists have shown their inhumaneness by attacking innocent civilians". DPO Jhal Magsi said a constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.

Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock: What to know
Investigators reached Marilou Danley early Monday but do not believe she was involved in the shooting at this time . In a statement read by her lawyer, Ms Danley explained that she didn't know Paddock was planning a mass shooting .

'Las Vegas gunman wired thousands to Philippines days before attack'
Marilou Danley's lawyer said Wednesday she plans to cooperate fully with the investigation of her boyfriend Stephen Paddock. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, police described Danley as a "traveling companion" of the shooter.

Prince Harry Robbed Blind By Tiny Popcorn Thief
Harry last visited the Honeymoon Capital in 1991 along with his late mother Princess Diana and his brother Prince William. Prince Harry's girlfriend is now not entitled to taxpayer-funded protection as she is not a member of the royal family.

Maria likely to become tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday: NHC
Wave heights along the shore will increase during the next few days, creating risky surf and increased chances of rip currents. A tropical storm warning is in effect for a swath of the North Carolina coast from Bogue Inlet to the Virginia border.

Supreme Court takes case that could hit California public employee unions
That would mean that public sector employees could still benefit from the services of a union without having to pay for them. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed a bill that would prevent local governments from setting up their own "right-to-work" zones.

Texas at Iowa State
Texas coach Tom Herman gave credit to Iowa State's defensive game plan and acknowledged his team's mistakes and shortcomings. The teams combined for 568 total yards and 37 first downs, which is about one team's total in a typical Big 12 game.