Mar 28 2017
Pruitt pointed out that innovation and technology, particularly in coal and natural gas, have brought the country's carbon footprint to pre-1994 levels.
Supporters of former President Obama's plan, including some Democratic-led states and environmental groups, argue it would spur thousands of clean-energy jobs and help the US meet ambitious goals to reduce carbon pollution set by an worldwide agreement reached in Paris in late 2015.
Coal miners such as Arch Coal (ARCH), BHP Billiton (BHP), Cloud Peak Energy (CLD), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and Rio Tinto (RIO), together with exchange-traded fund Market Vectors-Coal ETF (KOL), are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries of this drive to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.
Mr. Pruitt said the executive order targeting the Clean Power Plan will be signed Tuesday.
The plan is also considered important to helping the United States meet the goals set out in a climate treaty signed in Paris in 2015. "So Paris was just a bad deal, in my estimation", he said.
The former Oklahoma attorney general blamed the Obama administration for following "a very anti-fossil fuel strategy".
Pruitt also said that the United States' footprint for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions was at its lowest level since 1994, and that innovation in the natural gas sector, especially from hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is partially responsible.
"The Clean Power Plan is not tethered to. the Paris Accords", he told Stephanopoulos. They didn't have to take steps until 2030.
Immediately after describing the Paris Agreement as a "bad deal", he added: "But we're trying to focus on getting things right here domestically and making sure we operate within the framework of the Clean Air Act".
But Pruitt said that is not a concern for Trump. We need a pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country. The other, called the "social cost of carbon", is a metric reflecting the potential economic damage from climate change that was used by the Obama administration to justify a suite of regulations.
Mar 28 2017
NFL Approves Raiders Move to Las Vegas
But the club has been reticent to explore that route because of the facility's 35,500-seat capacity and outdated locker rooms. And he didn't protest when it was the Chargers, not his Raiders, who got first dibs on the second spot in Los Angeles.
Mar 27 2017
Mubarak a free man six years after overthrow
The anti-Mubarak revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy. In 2013, the trial was launched again only to end with the lifting of all charges against Mubarak eighteen months later.
Mar 26 2017
Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip
The gunman was barricaded inside a bus along the strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard, police said. Las Vegas police reported that they were investigating a shooting that occurred on South Las Vegas Boulevard.
Mar 25 2017
Striking doctors should face action now: HC
Hundreds of doctors went on strike in New Delhi as well, many wearing helmets to call attention to the violent attacks . According to Mumbai Mirror, 53 doctors have been attacked over the past couple of years, but no action has been taken.
Mar 25 2017
Census finds continuing population slide for region
The Census Bureau put Buchanan County's population at 88,939, a drop of 78 from one year ago and down 263 from the 2010 census. Harris County's eight-year run as the nation's fastest-growing county has ended, according to estimates released by the U.S.
Mar 25 2017
London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links
Two people remain in a critical condition, Rowley said, with a number of others still receiving treatment for serious injuries. Authorities said two more "significant arrests" had been made overnight, bringing the total number in custody to nine.
Mar 24 2017
This Is the Most Popular Smartphone of 2016
Zooming in on the premium pricing tier, Huawei's P9 numbered among IHS Markit's top 5 most shipped smartphone models a year ago . Interestingly, IHS remarks that Huawei - the third largest smartphone maker - didn't even have a single entry in the top 10.
Mar 24 2017
Airbnb Plans To Triple Workforce And Double Investments In China
The Independent notes there is still vast room for growth: "Nonetheless, China is still only a small part of Airbnb's business". But China is a tiny slice of the company's business today, with only 80,000 listings out of more than 3 million worldwide.
Mar 22 2017
September 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Attacks
A representative of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, D.C. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was initially vetoed by President Obama, who said it could hurt United States partnerships around the world.
Mar 21 2017
Russian Federation says Syrian government officials will attend Geneva peace talks
The official said the missile was identified as a ballistic threat and had a heavy warhead that could have landed inside Israel if not intercepted.
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