White House Details Plan to Roll Back Environmental Regulations
The Trump administration provided details for its aggressive plan to roll back environmental regulations.
The Trump administration has provided details for its plan to roll back environmental regulations.
The White House's Office of Management and Budget details when and how agencies plan to repeal several Obama administration rules regarding air and water pollution, fossil fuel extraction, and more. Many of the rollbacks have already been announced, though some new timelines and justifications were revealed in the new plan.
EPA said it plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which limits carbon dioxide output from power plants, "on grounds that it exceeds the statutory authority" given to the agency in the Clean Air Act. EPA did not provide a timeline for when it will complete the regulatory process to repeal the climate change regulation.
Former President Barack Obama's Clean Water Rule, also known as "waters of the United States," is going to be a part of the rollbacks, as well.
EPA revealed in the regulatory agenda that it plans to propose a replacement for the waters rule in December. It has already formally proposed to repeal the 2015 Obama rule but did not provide a timeline for completing that repeal process.
Next month, the EPA is planning to make final delays to a handful of regulations that it plans to revise or repeal: standards for water pollution from power plants, methane pollution limits for landfills, and methane limits for oil and gas drilling.