President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new plan this week that will allow states to establish emissions standards for coal-fired power plants, reversing another key Obama-era climate policy.
According to the New York Times, Trump’s plan will allow individual states the freedom to decide how to regulate coal-fired power plants and carbon dioxide emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the plan will affect more than 300 U.S. coal-fired power plants, the Washington Post reported.
The plan would roll back restrictive regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Act, which imposed strict federal emissions standards on coal-fired power plants, in turn hurting an already ailing coal industry.
How will the proposal affect greenhouse gas emissions?