The Conservative Tribune reports, One of the plethora of issues addressed by President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail that resonated with voters was his vow to bring back the coal industry that has been decimated by burdensome environmental regulations under the Obama administration.
That promise would need to have Trump and his team to directly face the Environmental Protection Agency and its numerous rules governing pollution levels, and the coming battle probably has career officials and rank-and-file climate change believers very concerned about what Trump has in store for them, as outlined by the Washington Examiner.
At the top of Trump’s target checklist at the EPA is the agency’s climate change regulations, specifically the concentration on rules concerning carbon pollution, most notably located in the Clean Power Plan, which is presently under legal challenge and court review and is anticipated to be dealt with by the Supreme Court at some point, an industry where the EPA has not had the best of luck lately.
Kathleen Hartnett-White, a member of Trump’s economic advisory team and ex – member of the Texas Environment Commission, explained that the EPA would be pressured to dial itself back and concentrate more on “genuine pollutants” that present a threat to the public’s health and well-being rather of carbon pollution, which apparently results in the feared “global warming.”
“He’s very much for clean air and clean water,” she stated. “But the better home for considering this discussion about carbon dioxide and climate is in the Department of Energy.”
Hartnett-White mentioned that the Obama EPA has for the past 8 years “used the legal rubrics of the Clean Air Act really to pursue a low-carbon energy policy and really not to further environmental protection.”
Announcing talks of climate change issues were really more about energy production and less about environmental protection, she mentioned that regulation of carbon dioxide (the material we all exhale with every breath) “is the killer for coal,” and that Trump’s team would take on at least 2 of the EPA’s major regulations straightaway targeting the coal industry.
“Carbon dioxide has no adverse impact in the air we breath at all,” Hartnett-White stated. “It’s a harmless trace gas that is actually an essential nutrient for plants.” Indeed, we all found out that in elementary school science class, although it appears those lessons have been deserted or overlooked by EPA officials.
She included that the Clean Air Act “was never designed to control a pollutant that ubiquitous that has no adverse environmental impacts on people.”
Obviously, Trump’s team understands that the coal industry is struggling from more than just a few burdensome EPA regulations, so they are under no illusions that the whole industry will come back to earlier heights, but feel that offering a more level playing field free from obstruction will permit coal to better contend in the energy industry.
She was adamant that coal companies could still competitively generate clean energy utilizing an variety of affordable and currently accessible technologies to remove hazardous pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and a number of other airborne toxins. The same simply cannot be stated with respect to carbon dioxide “pollution.”
As the EPA regulations stand today, even the cleanest of coal plants would be pressured to ultimately shut down, as it is practically difficult and completely too cost-prohibitive for businesses to reach the arbitrary levels of permitted carbon pollutants set for them.
“There is a very important role for environmental protection, but you can do so in a way that is not based on implausible worst-case scenarios and onerous, onerous regulations,” Hartnett-White included.
This is wonderful news for those who have believed the EPA has pressed too far under the Obama administration and overstepped its authority.
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