One of Donald Trump’s first priorities as president will be to dismantle President Obama’s signature climate rule, says a former Environmental Protection Agency official.
“It’s virtually certain that the Clean Power Plan will be revoked. The question is how,” said Jeff Holmstead, a partner at the law firm Bracewell and a former assistant administrator at the EPA, speaking on a post-election conference call.
In May, Trump outlined an action plan for his first 100 days in office. Terminating the climate rule made the top of the list.
“We’re going to rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan,” it read.
Experts say it will be a primary focus for the Trump transition team.
President Obama released his climate action plan in 2013. It outlined a broad set of executive actions to regulate power plant and automobile emissions, accelerate permitting for renewable energy, set emissions targets for government facilities, cap methane emissions, and establish efficiency standards for equipment and buildings.
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