Trump Plans Rollback of Obama-era Coal Regulations

President Trump is continuing his efforts to save coal country. The administration is reportedly getting ready to give the flagging coal industry a big boost by rolling back another Obama-era environmental regulation requiring all new coal plants to be outfitted with carbon capture technology, according to The New York Times. The 2015 Obama mandate sets a limit on how much carbon dioxide a new coal plant can emit per megawatt hour of energy produced—Trump’s EPA plans to raise that limit. Saying it makes building new coal plants more difficult, the coal industry hates the rule. Instead of the strict Obama rule, Team Trump plans to allow new coal plants to open if they install more efficient boilers and other technology.