Clean Power Plan / Climate Change / Coal

Critics Say Trump Coal Rules Step Backward for Ohio

(WILLIAM ALDEN/FLICKR)

COLUMBUS – “The public can now comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule aimed at drastically cutting carbon emissions from coal power plants.

Under what’s being called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, or ACE, states would develop their own reduction goals and submit their plans within three years to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Dan Sawmiller, Ohio Energy Policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says the new proposal nixes the Clean Power Plan’s specific goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in each state.”

— Mary Kuhlman, Ohio News Service

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