On the upside we have useless legislation about to be repealed while at the same time the probability of a legal challenge all the way to the United States Supreme Court for a final judgement.
Climate change today is considered different to climate change at any other time in Earth’s history because of its link to human activities.
But large-scale changes in climate have occurred before, some gradual and some extremely rapid.
Ancient civilizations experienced this, as we do, through changes in their physical environment, as Dr. Judith Bunbury’s research in Egypt is revealing through her analysis of the pattern of changing landscapes.
The results are providing clues to how populations adapted over the past 10,000 years. (Source)
“Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers,” Pruitt said alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments from more than two dozen states and over 100 industry groups challenging the Obama-era rules in September 2016 but has not ruled on the case.
A leaked copy of the proposal shows that Pruitt will seek to repeal the 2015 plan and then ask for comments from the energy industry and others on a possible replacement rule that is legal under the Clean Air Act.
Since the climate rules go far beyond regulating power plants, and turn instead to regulating statewide greenhouse gas emissions, the Clean Power Plan is illegal, which is Pruitt’s thinking.
Pruitt, as Oklahoma’s attorney general, was one of the people challenging the rule in court.
Killing off the regulation is a key piece of President Trump’s agenda and a campaign promise to keep to the coal industry.
Trump directed Pruitt to take the action in an executive order he signed earlier this year.
Katie Leach contributed to this report.