We talk with a former Obama official and Harvard law professor about President Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector, which could actually increase CO2. We have the latest on air violations at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works and news about another polluting coke works in Erie.
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- So Long Clean Power Plan. It Was Nice Knowing You. - Our guest in this Trump on Earth episode says if Trump's replacement plan holds up in court, it could hamstring future presidents from tackling climate change.
- Pennsylvania environmental regulators move to shut down Erie Coke plant - Erie Coke has a lengthy history of environmental violations. DEP plans to reject their application for a new permit.
- U.S. Steel, Allegheny County have a draft agreement on pollution violations - The company agreed to $2.7 million in fines and pollution upgrades estimated to cost $200 million. The deal does not affect lawsuit over pollution from Dec. 24 fire.