Obama EPA plays beat-the-clock to complete last-minute regulatory surge

Obama EPA plays beat-the-clock to complete last-minute regulatory surge
EPA Chief Gina McCarthy

[Ed. – This one’s a no-brainer.  There seriously is no reason to not simply scuttle every EPA regulation implemented since 20 January 2009.]

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is telling staff to quickly finish up the last round of regulations before President-elect Donald Trump enters the Oval Office next year.

“As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama‘s presidency,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a staff memo obtained by the Washington Examiner after Trump was declared the winner of Tuesday’s election.

The agency is currently working on regulations for the oil and gas sector, and is finalizing new annual regulations for the nation’s ethanol mandate and renewable fuel blending requirements. The agency is also moving rules related to implementation of its landmark Clean Power Plan for cutting carbon pollution from the nation’s coal utilities to combat global warming.

The Clean Power Plan itself is currently under court review after being temporarily stayed by the Supreme Court on Feb. 9 until all judicial review has concluded.

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