President Donald Trump signing an executive order "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" at the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday.

Trump Targets EPA And Obama Climate Change Regulations

President Trump is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to revise or get rid of the most significant climate regulation of the Obama Administration — the Clean Power Plan. Trump signed an executive order to “suspend, revise, or rescind” the plan at the EPA headquarters Tuesday.

The smokestacks at the Comanche power plant in Pueblo, CO.

Coal Country Celebrates Clean Power Plan Hold

A surprise Supreme Court decision this week has thrown the Obama administration’s climate change legacy into doubt. The Clean Power Plan is the administration’s main avenue for reducing carbon emissions. It targets power plants, the largest source of carbon emissions in the country. Wyoming, North Dakota and Colorado are all suing to have the rule overturned and the injunction has given them new hope that might actually happen.

North Dakota Officials Accept A Low Carbon Future, But Not On EPA’s Terms

North Dakota is feeling the heat from the federal Clean Power Plan, which targets carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Under the final version of the plan, the state will have to cut its emissions by 45 percent – more any other state except Montana. Officials say it’s unfair and illegal, so they’re suing to overturn the rule. But they’re also working on a plan to comply.