The Hill Timothy Cama --
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fueling
speculation that he could try to repeal the lynchpin of the federal
government’s climate change regulations.
interview Thursday with CNBC, Scott Pruitt cast doubt on his own
agency’s 2009 conclusion that greenhouse gases “endanger both the public
health and the public welfare of current and future generations.”
so-called endangerment finding was the backbone of the Obama
administration’s climate change regulations. Under Obama, the EPA argued
that the 2009 finding compelled it to issue greenhouse gas emissions
limits for sectors like cars, trucks and power plants.
But as Pruitt and President Trump look to unwind Obama’s major climate policies, the endangerment finding might be imperiled.
know what’s interesting about the situation with CO2, Joe, is we’ve had
a Supreme Court decision in 2007 and then the endangerment finding that
you’re making reference to in 2009,”