Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change rule

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change rule


DAVID: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS SUBMITTED ITS FINAL RULE TO REPLACE THE OBAMA ERA CLEAN POWER PLANT WITH A PLAN OF ITS OWN. THE MOVE TAKES AWAY A LOT OF EP AHMA A MANDATES AND GIVES MORE POWER TO STATES TO RECONSTRUCT POWER GRIDS WITH NON-COAL FUELS. CRITICS SAY THIS WILL LEAD TO DIRTIER AIR. JOINING US, THE MAN WHO SIGNED THE NEW AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY PLAN AS IT’S CALLED, EPA ADMINISTRATOR ANDREW WHEELER. ADMINISTRATOR, THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. WHY WON’T THIS MOVE LEAD TO DIRTIER AIR?>>IT WON’T, AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. WHAT OUR REGULATION DOES, AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY RULE, ALONG WITH CURRENT MARKET TRENDS, WILL REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS BY 34% TO 35% FROM 2005 LEVELS OVER THE COURSE OF THE REGULATION. SO IT WILL REDUCE CO2 LEVELS, IT WILL MAKE ENERGY PLANTS MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT AND IT WILL PROVIDE A LIFELINE TO THE COAL INDUSTRY. THIS IS A PROMISE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND IT’S A PROMISE KEPT. DAVID: LET ME GIVE YOU A HYPOTHETICAL. SUPPOSE WEST VIRGINIA, WHICH OF COURSE MINES A LOT OF COAL AND IS A BIG SUPPORTER OF COAL, SUPPOSE THEY DECIDE ON THEIR OWN AGAINST THE OLD EPA REGULATIONS THAT OBAMA PUT IN TO START UP NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS. WON’T THAT MAKE NOT ONLY THEIR AIR DIRTIER, BUT THE AIR IN STATES AROUND THEM DIRTIER?>>WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THIS REGULATION IS SETTING FORWARD A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ENERGY-EFFICIENT GOALS THAT STATES WILL HAVE TO MEET, DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES THAT THEY CAN EMPLOY IN THE NEW COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS BUT WHAT IT DOES, IT WILL ALLOW NEW COAL-FIRE TECHNOLOGIES TO BE DEVELOPED. WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S REGULATION DID IS BASICALLY FREEZE ALL COAL-FIRED TECHNOLOGIES BACK IN 2014. THIS WILL ALLOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO BE DEVELOPED AND OUR TECHNOLOGIES ARE EXPORTED TO OTHER COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD. DAVID: THAT’S AN IMPORTANT POINT. BECAUSE OF COURSE, CHINA AND INDIA, NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, THEIR UNRELIABILITY IN KEEPING THE STANDARDS OF THEIR AIR CLEAN IS WHAT CAUSES MOST OF THE PROBLEM FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. SO ESSENTIALLY YOU ARE SAYING YOU CAN EXPORT THAT CLEANER COAL TECHNOLOGY TO THEM.>>EXACTLY. WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DID WAS FREEZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANY NEW CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGIES BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONES, THE UNITED STATES IS THE COUNTRY THAT DEVELOPS THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES. IT FROZE THE TECHNOLOGIES BY DOING — BY PUTTING FORWARD THE REGULATION THAT WE DID YESTERDAY WILL ALLOW NEW INVESTMENTS INTO CLEANER TECHNOLOGIES AND THOSE TECHNOLOGIES CAN THEN BE EXPORTED TO COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND INDIA AND WE GET A LOT OF POLLUTION FROM CHINA HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. IN FACT, WE GET MORE MERCURY DEPOSITED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS IN CHINA THAN WE DO FROM U.S. COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS HERE. DAVID: THE BOTTOM LINE IS NO MATTER HOW CLEAN THE CLEAN COAL PLANTS ARE, THEY ARE STILL DIRTIER THAN NATURAL GAS. RIGHT?>>WELL, THE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS OF TODAY ARE OVER 90% CLEANER THAN THEY WERE IN THE 1970s. DAVID: BUT AGAIN, COMPARED TO NATURAL GAS WHICH IS THE REASON — THE REASON OUR AIR IS CLEANER NOW PRIMARILY IS NOT BECAUSE OF WIND OR SOLAR, IT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE SWITCHED TO NATURAL GAS FROM COAL. WHAT HAPPENS IF THESE NEW RULES ACTUALLY AFFECT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COAL PLANTS BECAUSE PEOPLE IN WEST VIRGINIA AND OTHER STATES THAT MINE COAL WANT THEM?>>SURE, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE GET ABOUT 28%, 29% OF OUR ELECTRICITY FROM COAL. OVERALL, OUR AIR POLLUTION IS DOWN 73% FROM THE 1970s. SO OUR AIR IS 73% CLEANER THAN IT WAS IN THE 1970s. THE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS OF TODAY ARE NOTHING LIKE THE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS OF 30, 40 YEARS AGO. DAVID: VERY QUICKLY, FINAL QUESTION, SOME STATES SAY THAT THEY ARE PLANNING ON SUING THE EPA FOR THESE NEW RULES. IT’S KIND OF STRANGE BECAUSE THEY ARE SUING BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE MORE POWER. USUALLY YOU SUE WHEN YOU HAVE LESS POWER. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT’S GOING TO WORK OUT IN THE COURTS?>>I THINK WE WILL WIN IN THE COURTS. IT’S INTERESTING, THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SUE US EVEN BEFORE THEY READ THE REGULATION. BUT IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THE OBAMA REGULATION THIS REPLACES NEVER TOOK EFFECT. BECAUSE THE OBAMA REGULATION WAS HELD UP BY THE SUPREME COURT. THE SUPREME COURT ISSUED AN HISTORIC STAY. SO WHAT WE DID WAS TAKE A LOOK AT THE CLEAN AIR ACT, THE RELEVANT COURT CASES, AND PUT FORWARD A REGULATION YESTERDAY THAT WILL BE UPHELD IN THE COURTS BECAUSE IT FOLLOWS THE LAW AND IT FOLLOWS WHAT THE

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  1. Great. Let's see how many jobs there are after the environment collapses. MORE COAL DUST! ITS GOOD FOR YOU! Breath in!

  2. What a load of crap. Any state downwind, or downstream of another state that pollutes will have no say so in their air and water being polluted. Just another way to make the rich richer,and the poor sicker.

  3. Emissions testing in Maryland= another tax
    Thanks Trump, please crush every NWO Government program you can while your working in D.C.
    America loves you for it

  4. Stop this Obama mindset!! NASA has placed a new satellite in orbit called SABER. It measures heat entering and leaving our planet. (Infrared Radiation!!!). It has also proven that the more CO2 that you add to the atmosphere, the COOLER the planet becomes! Occam's Razor!!!

  5. All the EPA rules are crap, we have clean coal technology that reduces emissions drastically. Thanks Trump for ending Barry's stupid war on coal.

  6. From 2009 until 2017, Wheeler was a lobbyist in the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels' energy and natural resources practice.[18][19] Since 2009, he represented the coal producer Murray Energy,[20] privately owned by Robert E. Murray, a supporter of President Trump.[21] Murray Energy was Wheeler's best-paying client, paying more than $300,000 during the period 2009-2017.[3] Wheeler lobbied against the Obama administration's climate regulations for power plants and also sought to persuade the Energy Department to subsidize coal plants.[2] Wheeler set up a meeting between Murray and Energy Secretary Rick Perry in March 2017; at the meeting, Murray advocated for the rollback of environmental regulations and for protections for the coal industry… The wolves are now in charge of the hen house…

  7. There is clean air technology. It is used at the Border Dam in southern Saskatchewan. This technology was developed in England. This is safer than Nuclear Power

  8. Why are they referring to CO2 as dirty air???? CO2 is the stuff of LIFE !!!! Pollution is different that is the emission of dangerous chemicals that can, and are , filtered out with new power stations standards.

  9. So many mad people. Obama’s plan was halted by the Supreme Court. Trump just made the individual states liable for themselves instead of placing rules down that might be relevant for some and pointless for others when it comes to industry standards. Chill out people.. it’s always best to solve your problems at the state level first then let the feds go after the rule breakers.

  10. Pretty soon all barry will have left to show he was once the prez is his pictures and one by one take those down and burn them in a green way of course….

  11. Eh, nuclear energy is safer. Coal mining is a necessary evil. Yeah the coal miners need the jobs to feed their families but we have to look out for their safety too. I can't remember off the top of my head how many have died but, I know there's a lot of deaths and accidents in the coal mining industry. Nuclear energy is safer and a lot less dangerous.

  12. Dirtier air. LMAO what about the streets of California. Lets fix something we actually can first Dims.

  13. Americans are blessed in their homeland's abundance and beauty by the Grace of God. Our country is our garden to tend and enjoy. “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it” (Genesis 2:15).

  14. Climate change is a hoax. Formerly known as global warming, the ozone layer, acid rain etc. These were all supposed to have killed us by now. If climate change were so important the left would be calling on China and India to stop polluting but it's up to the US only. Could it be because they want our increased tax dollars?

  15. whats funny is that in gardening and even historically archeologically, when there were higher c02 emissions, they were always followed by better environmental conditions. in a garden if you can release c02, all the flora and fauna around it will grow healthier. this is all just a con- they even use these terms c02 because they know they are hot button terms for people who know little about what any of this stuff means.

  16. Cost less to develop new cleaner burning coal witout the toxins and heavy metals involved with solar panels , and peop-le can keep their traditional jobs.

  17. All Co-Gens are backed by Coal figure it out… Plug in. Where do you think your electry comes from… Dummies….

  18. NO such thing is Climate Change problem. JehovahGod created this world and designed elements for us to use for sub staining life. This climate hoax is all about Agenda 21, to fool the world into creating a One World Order and leader (which is the devil). This world will never be destroyed unless it’s by God Himself.

  19. Are Air is Dirty from deep gov ernment Chemtrailed Sky’s! The stupid “News” never looks up, noticing or reporting the constant white haze from CHEMTRAILS! Dopes and the Greenies never point them out either! Huge tanker jets stay daily, dopes look up!

  20. 2:35 Now I think even you D.A. democrat voters can understand this. Your Boy Friend Obama just kept on chasing Business and Investment out of the Country. I know Obama is Gone but the STINK will take a little time to get rid of.

  21. States should decide their successes/failures. Federal government has no business writing 1000s of rules for all.

  22. The democratic party has intruded into every American's home without an invitation, their policies make no sense,California bans straws, but do not mind all the human poop and needles  in their downtown streets

  23. Good to hear! Time to eliminate the EPA and give the power back to the states as required IAW our constitution.

  24. Its not like Obamas ruling closed innumerable Coal Fired plants. Just made it so the existing ones had to buy their coal from China etc.

  25. AMERICANS HAVE BEEN THE CLEANEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!!!CHINA RUSSIA,INDIA HAVE THE WORST AIR ON THIS PLANET!!!!CLEAN THEM AND LEAVE US ALONE!!!!

  26. Everything obama did was to harm america and americans. He is the biggest traitor in american history and hasn't gotten any justice. When I hear bin laden, I go: ya, he is bad. When I hear obama, I go: lucifer's pet. Obama did way, way more damage to america than bin laden could have ever dreamnt of. In fact, obama has done more damage to america than the nazis, the japanese in ww2, than the ussr, than any adversary we have ever had. Obama was, is and will always be (if we do nothing) the biggest threat to america and americans.

  27. "Won't this make our air dirtier?"
    "No. It reduces CO2 output over the course of the regulation."
    CO2 is not a pollutant. Man does not cause global warming. And CO2 is GOOD for the planet. Plants use it to thrive. The more there is the better! And the warmer it is the better! the real threat is global cooling.

  28. Very good news! Anthracite coal plants burn very clean. I know, I helped build one. Built to be strong, and reliable. Most of all, they are built to be safe, and clean like never before.This Administrator, is in the right lane of freedom, and liberty.The Obama gang loses again.They are in a heap of trouble, in more ways than one.They pulled a lot of dirty things on us, and our President.

  29. Good with the deregulation. However who are we going to sell our coals to now that China stop buying from us because of the trade war? Trade war basically are putting our farmers and fishermen out of business.

  30. I hope every stupid capitalist gets too sick to ever work again! They deserve it! And no one will help them, no family, no dam insurance idols, no governments, NO ONE should ever help the capitalists!

  31. '' THE EARTH IS RETURNING TO THE SUN FROM WHICH IT CAME''SIMPLE,EASY''..AND I'M NOT WRITTING A BOOK''ALL THESE OTHER PPL ARE''LIKE A LOT OF PPL MAKING LOT'S OF MONEY,WITH''GOD'S NAME''MAN CAN DO NOTHING TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE''UNLESS MAN CAN ''STOP''THE EARTH FROM GOING BACK HOME''

  32. CNN INSISTENTLY refers to “Mr. Trump” when discussing (= criticizing) PRESIDENT TRUMP’S actions & policies. This constant promotion of the sitting president to civilian status is touching, but NOT appropriate to the CURRENT American reality.

  33. If you really want to incentivize technological advances, put a price on carbon. Fix the market failure and let the market work the way it was intended.

  34. This rule will cause an additional 1400 deaths of US citizens per year, according to the EPA's own analysis. Explain how killing 1400 citizens in order to force electric companies to keep inefficient, dirty, old power plants open is in the interests of the US.

  35. I hope no plants were watching this video. They would be horrified to find out there Air Supply is labeled a pollutant! CO2 is colorless, odorless, and the life Supply of the planet. And it's definitely not dirty.

  36. i live in the land of ozz, if we had zero emissions ,it would be the equivalent of a fart in a hurricane, scientific fact

  37. CO2 emissions do not need to be reduced. What needs to be reduced is the intake of lieberal/democrap cool-aid!!

  38. Back in the 70's, they said the world is getting colder & we're going to have another ice age. In the late 80's, they started saying that the world is getting warmer & called it "global warming." In the early 2000's, Al Gore said the polar ice caps are all going to melt. When none of this crap happened, they just start calling it "climate change," and doing everything they can to scare the sh1t out of all the idiots who believe it and make them want to voluntarily pay even MORE tax for nothing! How stupid do they think we are?

  39. Geo engineering is the ONLY dirty air……their are NO chemtrails with high by pass jet engines for years now….. spraying aluminum , barium , etc…. causing Alzheimer’s , newest study says shouldn’t have even at 100yrs old……wake up , no climate change , cause the earths always changing

  40. Anthropogenic climate change is as much a fact as gravity is, and is a serious and existential threat to the future survival of our species!

  41. "Overall our air pollution is down 73% from the 1970s. The coal fire plants today are nothing like the coal fire plants of 30/40 years ago."

    This gradual improvement in technology would also apply to Nuclear or Thorium plants. I say let's switch gradually over to this form of power and let it develop. It's a shame Nuclear plants are being shutdown.

  42. Well I realize I'm the odd one out but I don't care, why do people seriously not believe in climate change, its literally happening in front of our eyes. I wish I could understand why people don't believe in climate change. Climate change all comes down to science and science is not bias it does not take sides it just breathes facts

  43. for everyone who doesn’t believe in climate change, or that this is a serious topic. Just wait, wait 12 years when the world is no longer able to reverse the affects we did. then come back and regret your decision, we had the opportunity to change, we didn’t.

  44. A BlueCross BlueShield study found, "Diagnoses of major depression have risen dramatically by 33 percent" between 2016and 2019. They contribute to "the trump effect". 
    Life expectancy decreased between 2014 and 2017 — falling from 78.9 to 78.6, according CDC figures. Last year, the CDC director called the decline in life expectancy a "wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions of president trumps policy's on climate change. These are preventable.

  45. Genesis 8:22 says this, "22 As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” The Bible tells us that based on God the Creator's design, the earth goes through natural rhythms of cooling and heating that has nothing to do with human beings. It has got nothing to do with your SUVs. It has got nothing to do with capitalism, nothing to do with the USA and nothing to do with free market system. The earth is just going to go through natural cycles of cooling and heating. Once you understand this you will understand that true believers of Christ are not uptight about global warming and you won't fall for this rhetoric that the sky is falling.

    God controls the weather (Genesis 8:22; Job 37:5-13) and climate change is a hoax. The natural disasters, storms, floods, scorching heat, extreme cold, pestilences, earthquakes, famine are miniature glimpses of God’s horrific judgment that will be poured out on the earth and on earth dwellers during the 7-year Tribulation period.

    God is in control of history. God is truly in charge. God knows the end from the beginning, and He is concerned that we seek to understand His will as He unfolds His plan in human history.

    We are indeed living in the last hour (1 John 2:18). God is the one who holds ultimate control. People need to repent to experience the power and reality of total forgiveness from God. God grants repentance. A person has to have repentance granted to him by God (2 Timothy 2:25b-26).

    Start making things right with the Lord Jesus now. And always be rapture ready for the Lord Jesus before it's too late to escape the coming cataclysmic events described in Revelation chapters 6-18 that will end human history. The end of man's reign truly is near. The book of Revelation tells us civilisation will be totally gone. Come Lord Jesus, come quickly!

  46. Gosh, this REALLY helped! Murray Energy, America's largest private coal company, filed for bankruptcy today. Another BIG win for Donald Trump!

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