State and local governments often have authority but lack the resources and political will to enforce pollution rules.
Changing how benefits are calculated could undercut the justification for mercury standards and other rules.
Despite Scott Pruitt’s claim that “the war on coal is over,” clean energy advocates say repeal of the Clean Power Plan is unlikely to bring back coal jobs to Ohio or revitalize the state’s coal-fired power plants.
Advocates concerned about pollution from petroleum coke are concerned an Ohio professor’s study downplaying the risks will gain new prominence now that he has been named to a key EPA post.
A recent order by President Trump has put the Ohio Attorney General’s office in the unusual position of siding with the U.S. EPA.