Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama, The Washington Post now reports the actions will target power plant emissions, coal production and clean water rules.
  • One executive order will direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin rolling back the Clean Power Plan, while others will address coal production and federal water, the Post reports. The orders are expected as early as this week.
  • Newly-confirmed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday told employees of the agency that he is ready to work with them, but the former attorney general of Oklahoma also stressed the agency would have a respect legislation as it is written and will focus on maintaining market certainty.