Federal EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Oct. 10, proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
After reviewing the CPP, EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the Agency’s statutory authority and is inconsistent with the Clean Air Act. The CPP, which sought to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court in February 2016.
“We can now assess whether further regulatory action is warranted,” Pruitt said, “and, if so, what is the most appropriate path forward, consistent with the Clean Air Act and principles of cooperative federalism.
“Any replacement rule will be done carefully, properly, and with humility, by listening to all those affected by the rule,” Pruitt said.