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.
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.
Man who stole plane and died in crash had North Dakota ties
They described the man as "suicidal" and said he "acted alone". "We're just trying to find a place for you to land safely". The Bombardier Q400 turboprop is designed for short-distance flights and can seat 76 passengers, Alaska Air said.
Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary
A defined security area will be established around downtown that will include security checkpoints limiting access to pedestrians. Later, a woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured.
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 23 2018
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme
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.
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 21 2018
Ronaldo, Salah, Modric up for UEFA Player of the Year Award
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in being nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award for 2017-18.
Aug 20 2018
Why England's sorry Sunday at Trent Bridge is actually worth celebrating
His next three wickets came in the space of three balls across the 31st and 33rd over, during which he was on a hattrick as well. However, Virat Kohli on Saturday missed out on a well-deserved Test century by a whisker as his 97 came off 152 balls.
Aug 19 2018
Turkish president blasts ‘economic coup’ amid heightened tensions with US
An important emerging market, Turkey borders Iran, Iraq and Syria and has been mostly pro-Western for decades. Turkey has repeatedly criticized the US for not condemning the coup attempt two years ago.
Aug 18 2018
White House says Turkish sanctions 'regrettable'
US equities rose on hopes that Beijing and Washington may resolve a conflict that has roiled financial markets since early March. In response, Erdogan launched a boycott of U.S. electrical products and sharply raised tariffs on other USA imports.
Aug 18 2018
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
The NYU School of Medicine is offering full-tuition scholarships to all students, regardless of their financial situation. They owed an average amount of $191,000, according to a survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Aug 12 2018
How major US stock indexes fared Friday
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.04-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored advancers. The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".
Aug 12 2018
NASA Prepare Launch Of Probe Which Will ‘Touch The Sun’
Less than two years after Parker's paper was published, his theory of solar wind was confirmed by satellite observations. NASA's probe is named for Parker, making it the first time the agency has named a mission for a living person.
Aug 11 2018
Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp
But that all made sense - we had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League and to be as successful as possible. "The league is exactly the same". "The champions, Man City , didn't lose any players and brought in [Riyad] Mahrez ".
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Aug 15 2018Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' United States electronic goods
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Aug 13 2018Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in global rescue operation
Aug 12 2018Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and its first smart speaker
Aug 11 2018Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms
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