Trump administration proposes rule to relax carbon limits on power plants

August 22, 2018 by Abhay Sharma

(Source: The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed relaxing pollution standards for power plants nationwide, a move that could slow the decline of U.S. carbon emissions and lead to hundreds more premature deaths and thousands of asthma attacks and missed school days. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Affordable Clean Energy rule, which President Trump planned to tout at a roundtable meeting in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday evening, represents the administration’s most ambitious proposal to bolster the nation’s coal industry. Although it probably would have a modest impact on curbing carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector, it could potentially increase human health risks from other pollutants. Read full article…

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