President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on energy independence that instructs federal agencies to review and either revise or withdraw a number of actions taken by the Obama administration, including the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The EO also immediately rescinds other federal policies, such as the social cost of carbon figures developed by the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases.
The PCA has issued the following statement in response:
“PCA applauds President Trump for revisiting regulations that have a significant impact on the nation’s cement manufacturers, such as those in the EO issued today,” said PCA Executive Vice President Todd Johnston. “Over numerous objections from states, industry groups, and policy makers, EPA issued the Clean Power Plan in a manner that exceeded the agency’s statutory authority. The social cost of carbon figures were developed without necessary transparency and public input. All relevant stakeholders, including regulated industry, must have a voice in the development of national policies related to energy independence, including climate change. This should be done in a fair and open forum that relies on the best science available and conforms to existing law.”
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