E.P.A. Admits New Coal Pollution Rules May Kill 1400 People Early

TRUMP CLIMATE PLAN​
In this July 27, 2018 photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a major rollback of Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration’s legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions. AP Photo
TRUMP CLIMATE PLAN​
In this July 27, 2018 photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a major rollback of Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration’s legacy programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions. AP Photo

E.P.A. Admits New Coal Pollution Rules May Kill 1400 People Early

Today, President Trump’s E.P.A. released new coal pollution rules. The proposals roll back stricter Obama-era regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The E.P.A.’s report also admits the new standards could cause the early deaths of an additional 1400 people. President Trump will lead a political rally today in “coal country”. The President will be in Charleston, West Virginia to celebrate the news with his supporters. To discuss the consequences, we’re joined by Janet McCabe, former E.P.A. acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. She played a lead role in framing, shaping and implementing Obama’s Clean Air Act standards. McCabe is now senior law fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.