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 PowerPlan 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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.