The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its Affordable Clean Energy rule on Wednesday, rolling back the biggest Obama-era climate plan that sought to reduce carbon emissions from coal plants.
The new rule will replace the Clean Power Plan unveiled by the former Obama administration in 2015 and is expected to go into effect within 30 days.
Morning Shift digs into the regulations of the new rule and what it means for the future of the coal industry and the environment in Illinois and beyond.
GUEST: Karen Weigert, nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and vice president at Chicago-based nonprofit Slipstream
LEARN MORE: E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules (New York Times 6/19/19)