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EPA unveils new Trump plan gutting Obama power plant rules

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    dubteedub Link
    EPA's own analysis of the proposal says this this new rule says that between 470 and 1,400 premature deaths are expected by this plan due to ozone-related causes and other factors by 2030. Direct...

    EPA's own analysis of the proposal says this this new rule says that between 470 and 1,400 premature deaths are expected by this plan due to ozone-related causes and other factors by 2030.

    "As compared to the standards of performance that it replaces ... implementing the proposed rule is expected to increase emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and increase the level of emissions of certain pollutants in the atmosphere that adversely affect human health."

    Direct link to the analysis here - https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-08/documents/utilities_ria_proposed_ace_2018-08.pdf

    We are going to further pollute our environment, people will die, and we are doing this solely to prop up an industry already on the outs with the rise of natural gas in the United States so that Trump can tell his base how much he loves coal.

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    1. dainumer Link Parent
      It truly is a shame. However, there is a silver lining: Coal plants will continue to be shut down due to the cheap prices of natural gas/wind. Coal plants are now shutting down faster under Trump...

      It truly is a shame. However, there is a silver lining: Coal plants will continue to be shut down due to the cheap prices of natural gas/wind. Coal plants are now shutting down faster under Trump than Obama.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-18/coal-plants-keep-shutting-despite-trump-s-order-to-rescue-them

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  2. blender_cuttingham Link
    Environment Protection Agency .... really !? It's utterly depressing. I hope America will get it's shit together soon.

    Environment
    Protection
    Agency
    .... really !?

    It's utterly depressing. I hope America will get it's shit together soon.

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