Aug 23 2018
The administration of US President Donald Trump has proposed new rules that would scale back limits on coal-fired power plants, a move critics said would have dire environmental and health consequences.
The savings highlighted in Trump's proposal - $400 million in annual net benefits with a reduction in Carbon dioxide emissions of up to 1.5 percent by 2030 - include a severe human cost, which the agency mentions in the fine print of its 289-page impact analysis.
Wehrum said that because of the shifting energy landscape, he expected emissions to fall at a rate "roughly comparable" to the goals outlined under the Obama-era plan, which called for a 26 percent cut in greenhouse gases from power plants by 2025, compared to 2005 levels.
The fights that have taken place over the Clean Air Act may be mirrored by legal battles over the new Affordable Clean Energy proposal.
Even so, the Obama plan has been a factor in a wave of retirements of coal-fired plants, which also are being squeezed by lower costs for natural gas and renewable power and state mandates that promote energy conservation.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, whose candidacy for U.S. Senate was another focal point of the Trump visit, praised the proposal.
The Republican Attorneys General Association also liked what they heard from Trump White House. "And, together, we won an historic stay from the Supreme Court of the United States - stopping the so-called 'Clean Power Plan'".
"My colleagues and I have been at this for some time", McConnell said.
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Meanwhile, in Virginia , Trump's former campaign manager was convicted of financial crimes and faces up to 240 years in jail. The judge in the case declared a mistrial for ten other financial charges after the jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
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He also branded interest rates as a "tool of exploitation" which should be kept as low as possible. Trump has described his detention as a "total disgrace" and urged Erdogan to free him immediately.
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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.
The Clean Power Plan faced powerful opposition from almost the moment it was signed.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cancelling public hearings slated for Washington, D.C, Detroit and Los Angeles to discuss its proposed weakening of Obama-era vehicle efficiency standards.
Bill Wehrum, head of the EPA's air office, told reporters that the administration rejects any suggestion the agency has a broad legal duty to combat climate change through regulation of power grids or promotion of cleaner energy. The Obama plan says 1,500 and 3,600 premature deaths would be avoided.
States would determine which of the technologies are appropriate for each plant and establish a standard of performance reflecting the degree of emission reduction from their application.
Trump's regulations have to go through a 60-day public comment period before they are finalized.
Legal challenges are likely, just as they were for the Clean Power Plan.
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.
"We've got a billionaire governor who owns coal mines". Despite the best efforts of Trump, Wheeler, and their pals in the fossil fuel industry, clean energy is winning nationwide and helping to reduce the pollution that harms our families, our climate, our air, and our water. "He's trying to please his fellow billionaire buddy Governor Jim Justice at the sake of all the rest of us".
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., issued her own statement in favor of the new proposal and criticizing the Clean Power Plan. At the federal level, we'll take aggressive action in the courts and at the state and local level to oppose this unlawful Pruitt-Wheeler plan. "Not only was the one-size fits-all approach disastrous for West Virginia's coal industry, but there was also absolutely no consideration for the economic effects the plan would have on an energy-rich state like ours".
Aug 22 2018
Hawaii residents on alert as Hurricane Lane gathers strength
State and County Emergency Management Agency officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date and prepare for Hurricane Lane. The hurricane threat has forced residents to scramble to stock up on essential items such as water, toilet paper and ramen.
Aug 22 2018
India thrash England in 3rd Test: Here're the records broken
"A tough time there", Kohli said in the post-match presentation after the 203-run win over the home team. Instead, there was free admission.
Aug 20 2018
Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation with Mueller
In a statement, The Times' communications department said the paper stood by the report and the reporters who wrote it, Michael S. After months of Senate hearing, the senate found the claims to be "a fraud and a hoax" and he ultimately censured by the chamber.
Aug 19 2018
Kenedy: Newcastle midfielder's display to forget at Cardiff City Stadium
Alas, Kenedy's day took another turn for the worse as his tame effort from the spot was easily parried by keeper Neil Etheridge . It earned the Bluebirds a point, which they will take to John Smith's Stadium next weekend when they face Huddersfield Town.
Aug 18 2018
Aretha Franklin's pastor speaks of her passing
Franklin's music also helped serve as a springboard for a number of young guitarists who later became legends themselves. Over the course of her career she won 18 Grammy Awards , including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
Aug 17 2018
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp gives update on K-2 overdose outbreak
Authorities said most of the New Haven patients responded to high doses of Narcan given at the hospital and they were released. Police say there haven't been any deaths linked to the overdoses, although two people were hospitalized in critical condition.
Aug 17 2018
Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures
Trump thanked several lawmakers during his speech, but he did not mention McCain, a former US Navy pilot and a prisoner-of-war. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum , New York, on Monday.
Aug 15 2018
Chris Sutton Issues Damning Criticism Of Celtic Board After Champions League Disaster
The Hoops travelled to the Greek capital with the third qualifying round tie evenly poised at 1-1 from the first leg, but found themselves two goals down after 50 minutes.
Aug 11 2018
Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms
University presidents and chancellors will be held "personally accountable" for any rule-breaking by their athletic departments. The NCAA plans to pursue more rigorous certification requirements to ensure transparency in operations and finances.
Aug 10 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring a longer battery life -- and Fortnite
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't as exciting as the Note 8 , it's still a very, very refined and capable flagship smartphone. Despite being a productivity-focused smartphone, Samsung appears to be gearing the Note9 as an ultimate gaming device.
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