Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians

23 August, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Grady King
  • Trump administration's rewrite of Clean Power Plan will be a boon to the coal industry

These regulations are expected to only decrease Carbon dioxide levels by a fraction of the amount that were anticipated under Obama's plan.

But documents released by the EPA together with the proposed rule say that implementing it is expected to "increase the level of emissions of certain pollutants in the atmosphere that adversely affect human health". But courts have ruled that the government has an obligation to regulate greenhouse gases via the "best system of emissions reduction".

The Trump administration's plan, the Affordable Clean Energy rule, rolls back numerous protections from Obama's Clean Power Plan that sought to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants and shift incentives to cleaner sources of energy.

"What we're doing is moving forward in a measured approach to reduce Carbon dioxide in the long-term and provide cheaper electricity for all Americans", Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told FOX Business' Liz Claman on Tuesday.

The Clean Power Plan faced powerful opposition from almost the moment it was signed. The Supreme Court put the brakes on it in 2016 after energy-producing states sued the EPA, saying it had exceeded its legal reach. The Court agreed to temporarily block the plan and it has been suspended ever since.

Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane
But the agency cautioned, "Lane is forecast to remain a risky hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands". Forecasters say considerable damage to roofs is possible and some locations could be uninhabitable for weeks.

The proposal dismantles President Barack Obama's 2015 Clean Power Plan, one of his administration's legacy efforts against climate change. "Congress did not give EPA the authority to transform our energy sector".

But EPA officials did not describe their move as an attempt to save coal. Gina McCarthy, the EPA administrator who developed the CPP under Obama, called its replacement "galling and appalling". "This is all about coal at all costs".

"They are continuing to play to their base and following industry's lead", she said. That plan requires reductions in climate-changing emissions from fossil-fuel-burning plants.

The transforming energy market - cheap, abundant natural gas is displacing more carbon-heavy coal - is helping keep a lid on emissions, but the new Trump administration plan does not provide any meaningful cuts and could even make the situation worse by propping up old coal plants.

But models provided by the agency estimate that under the Trump plan, 300 to 1,500 more people would die prematurely each year by 2030, compared to the Obama plan. The plan is expected to address power plants individually rather than across the electric grid as the EPA proposed under Obama.

Crazy Rich Asians film comes home to Singapore
The second book continues the main plot lines of the first installment, which chronicles ultra-rich families in Singapore. If convicted of draft-dodging, Kwan faces a three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $7,300 (S$10,000).

"The EPA's proposed replacement rule is a huge improvement over the so-called Clean Power Plan, which is nearly certainly illegal and would be incredibly costly to consumers if implemented".

The Environmental Protect Agency announced late Monday that acting administrator Andrew Wheeler planned to brief the news media by telephone Tuesday on greenhouse guidelines for states to set performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants. More CO2 emissions means more of the other harmful stuff.

The agency estimates that the power sector's greenhouse gas emissions would continue to decline in coming years, but nearly entirely as a result of market pressures.

President Trump is rolling back his predecessor's environmental agenda - again. Many of these rules include protections to wildlife habitats and restrictions aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

The roll back comes as the president plans to hit the campaign trail to support state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey who is running from a U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia, a major coal-producing state. The Clean Power Plan is the EPA program to cut unsafe carbon pollution from coal and fracked gas power plants, and Trump will no doubt gleefully proclaim that, by gutting the standard, coal's resurrection is just around the corner. He also announced his intention to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate agreement.

Federal advisory warns Canadians to 'avoid non-essential' travel to Hawaii
NASA satellite imagery shows the hurricane is now in the Central Pacific Ocean southeast of the islands. In this case, the watch means that at least tropical storm-force winds are expected within 48 hours.


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    Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region, depending on the wind, the temperature, and wildfire activity. There should be "some" improvement to our air quality by late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service .
    Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

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    Manafort , who worked on the presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Trump made his comments while the jurors deliberated behind closed doors on Friday morning.
    Asia Argento denies sex assault allegations, says Anthony Bourdain paid accuser

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    He has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone and has pleaded not guilty in a NY court to charges of rape and other charges. Ever since the first stories about #metoo broke, Argento and McGowan have worked together to be leading voices for the movement.
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    Elusive title fires Novak Djokovic

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    Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

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    The finals will consist of six round-robin groups of three teams followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. The four semifinalists from the previous edition are automatic entries, along with two wild cards.
  • Drake pays surprise visit to 11-year-old girl awaiting heart transplant

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    Sofia underwent open heart surgery three weeks ago in order to connect a mechanical pump to help support her heart and blood flow. Drake , in a surprise visit, granted one of two of Sanchez's birthday wishes (the other being to receive a new heart).
    No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Wisconsin ranked 4th

    No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Wisconsin ranked 4th

    The Spartans will see Penn State (No. 10) on October 13, Michigan (No. 14) on October 20 and Ohio State (No. 5) on November 10. Additionally, of its 60 appearances in the AP preseason poll, 42 have seen OU ranked seventh or higher.
    OnePlus 6T to Launch on T

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    If OnePlus wants to take on the likes of Samsung and LG - or even Apple - it needs a retail partner to make that happen. It's definitely worth pointing out that the OnePlus 6 is already compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T's GSM networks.
  • Madonna slammed for Aretha Franklin tribute at the MTV VMAs 2018

    Madonna slammed for Aretha Franklin tribute at the MTV VMAs 2018

    Though the singer's message was clear, many were critical of her delivery and the lack of actual Franklin-context in her speech. She talked of the rejection she faced felt that: "Fortunately, one of my favorite albums was Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin ".
    On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for peace among faiths

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    While traditions may vary in different countries, the customs and religious practices on the day remains the same. When my arms can't reach people close to my heart, I always hug them with my prayers.
    Fury-Wilder to be staged in November or December - Warren

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    I know what life's like on the other side, of having no hope. 'Listen, they called - I answered. "He's undefeated. Wilder responded with a threat of his own, saying: "It is one thing that Tyson Fury has never had".


Root expects England recovery, throws weight behind under-performing Cook
The team with better control percentages have won all three Tests in this series so far. Vince would thus be cover, even if Jos Buttler is now expected to now take the gloves.

Trump Calls Out 'Security Clearance' Profiteers in John Brennan Tweet
The timing of Brennan's security clearance revocation was not a coincidence, a senior White House official reportedly said. The latest statement is signed by career national security officials as well as political appointees from both parties.

Trump's ICE Deports NAZI War Criminal Who Stayed Under Obama
Palij's USA citizenship was revoked in August 2003 based on his alleged involvement in war crimes and his immigration fraud. The resident of the Queens borough of NY was arrested Monday and deported to Germany early Tuesday, according to the U.S.

English Premier League: Mkhitaryan stats in Arsenal clash against Chelsea
The Gunners signed five players in the summer transfer window after Emery replaced Wenger at the end of the 2017-18 season. Chelsea's Eden Hazard says he "will not leave" the club before the European transfer window shuts on 31 August.

Hysterical Reactions To Nicki Minaj’s Seeming Beef With Baby Stormi
Spotify has broken its silence on Nicki Minaj's accusations regarding the company's treatment of her new album Queen . American reality television star Kylie Jenner revealed she spends every night with boyfriend Travis Scott .

Microsoft Announces Kill Dates For Windows 8 Apps
If you're a developer, it will also only affect the select few who are hanging onto the Windows 8 .x and Windows Phone platforms. From July 1, 2019, the company will stop app distributing updates to devices running Windows Phone 8 .x or earlier devices.

Met Éireann issues weather warning for the weekend
The heat will then return in the middle of next week, with temperatures creeping back into the mid-20s in the south and midlands. Met Eireann says that Sunday will be humid and warm day for many, with temperatures in the high teens or low twenties.

Google employees not happy about new plans for China
Reports about Dragonfly , a censored search app, compelled over 1000 Google employees to petition against its launch in China. The relationship between Google and China over the years has been a rocky one.

‘Incredible’: Guardiola Hails Hat-Trick Hero Aguero
The fly-on-the-wall documentary " All or Nothing: Manchester City " gives a fascinating insight into the 2017-18 campaign. David Silva restored City's advantage with a fine free-kick three minutes after the restart.

Lombok: magnitude-6.3 quake rocks Indonesian island
On August 5 hundreds of homes were destroyed in a devastating natural disaster that killed more than 430 people in Lombok. The quake on Sunday morning caused landslides and damaged buildings but there are no reports of injuries or fatalities.