The study linked the EPA’s relaxed enforcement during the pandemic with higher air pollution and COVID-19 cases.
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.
A Georgia utility commissioner says EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt understands the important role biomass plays in creating jobs in rural communities.
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.