The Trump administration announced a major overhaul of Obama-era regulations surrounding coal-fired power plants Tuesday, saying the EPA plans to “roll-back” the burdensome guidelines on facilities across the country.
According to Fox News, the President plans to revamp his predecessor’s Clean Power Plan that severely limited coal powered plants; rules that Republicans have long argued were too costly and damaging to the energy sector.
“The newly unveiled Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, as it’s called, would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming,” writes Fox.
“The ACE Rule would restore the rule of law and empower states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide modern, reliable, and affordable energy for all Americans,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. “Today’s proposal provides the states and regulated community the certainty they need to continue environmental progress while fulfilling President Trump’s goal of energy dominance.”
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PROMISE KEPT: President Trump Signs Military Defense Bill, BOOSTS SOLDIERS Pay
President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act Monday afternoon, approving a military spending budget of $717 billion in 2019 and a 2.6% pay raise for military personnel across the board.
The legislation -named after Senator John McCain- was officially signed into law by the Commander-in-Chief while he visited Fort Drum in New York.
“This authorization will give American war-fighters the firepower they need to win any conflict quickly and decisively,” said the President. “We will replace aging tents, aging planes, and ships with the most advanced and lethal technology every developed.”
“We are the most powerful. We are the best funded. We are the biggest, we are the strongest, we are the smartest,” the President told reporters.
Watch the President’s comments above.
PROMISE KEPT: Trump Recognizes JERUSALEM as Israeli Capital
President Donald Trump made history and fundamentally changed American foreign policy in the Middle East on Wednesday, officially recognizing Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel,” and announcing his decision to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
“After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” said the President.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous Presidents have made this a campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today I am delivering,” he added.
“I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interest of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This is a long overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement,” said Trump. “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital.”
Watch the President’s historic remarks above.