President Trump is moving forward with the plan to replace an Obama Era climate change rule with a more industry friendly alternative.
The Trump administration is taking a big step toward in its effort to replace the Obama administration's climate change rule for power plants with a more industry-friendly alternative.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that on Monday it sent a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
The OMB review, an internal process that checks for compliance with various laws and administration priorities, is the final step before the rule can be released publicly and made available for public comment.
The EPA hasn't revealed the contents of the proposal. The Trump administration in December requested public input on ideas for a replacement.
The rule would replace the Clean Power Plan, the main pillar of former President Obama's climate change agenda that sought a 32 percent cut in carbon emissions from the country's power sector by 2030. States were allowed to decide how best to accomplish that goal.
The Obama rule was put on hold by the Supreme Court in 2016 as a result of litigation led in part by then-Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Pruitt went on to become EPA's administrator before resigning last week under the cloud of numerous scandals.
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