Breitbart News has obtained a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest regulation on carbon dioxide, the gas used to make fossil fuels.
The draft is the latest in a series of EPA’s carbon dioxide regulations that have been released by President Donald Trump’s administration.
The regulation will be submitted for comment by May 15.
The text is below.
The draft is just a draft.
The full final rule will be released by the EPA on June 15, according to an agency spokesperson.
The rule will address many of the same topics as the draft.
For example, it will limit power plant emissions of methane, another potent greenhouse gas, and will require states to reduce their emissions of CO2 and other gases that can contribute to climate change.
It will also mandate that new coal-fired power plants produce 50 percent of their power from non-fossil fuels by 2025, and require all new coal plants to use less power in the near future.
The EPA is also preparing to rule on a number of new and proposed regulations.
The agency released a proposal to create a new coal mining tax that could raise $3 billion a year and create 10,000 new coal jobs.
The proposal also includes rules on the amount of carbon pollution from new power plants and on how to reduce the amount that coal mining and power plants can pollute the air.
The EPA is expected to release a final rule in early 2018 on methane regulations.
The agency is also working to reduce coal’s role in U.S. power generation.
A draft rule released by EPA on Monday will create a $50 billion incentive to help states invest in new coal facilities, including an exemption for states that are already operating coal plants.
In addition, the rule is expected call for states to have 25 percent of power from renewable sources by 2025.
The Trump administration has been moving aggressively to weaken the Clean Power Plan, the federal climate change regulation that requires states to limit greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity systems and the power plants that use them.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other Trump administration officials have said the rules will hurt the coal industry and cost jobs.
The rules are a direct response to the Trump administration’s efforts to overturn the Paris Climate Accord, which was finalized in December 2016 by more than 190 nations.
In February, Pruitt issued a memo to the Department of Justice saying the new rule would be a “significant barrier to our ability to meet our commitments under the Paris Accord.”
Pruitt also said the rule was needed to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants because it is “impractical” to reduce emissions by installing more wind turbines or building more solar panels.
Pruitt also claimed that the rule would increase energy costs and hurt the economy because coal is a “big business.”EPA is also reviewing a rule on coal ash, which is used to treat coal ash that was previously produced in coal mines.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), under Pruitt, has issued multiple memos to the agency arguing that coal ash is a pollutant that should be regulated, but that the rules on coal in particular do not meet federal standards.