The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday is hosting a listening session in Kansas City on the Trump administration’s proposal to scrap the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. One of only three scheduled nationwide, the listening session is expected to draw attendees from far away, and nearby. Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James is among a group of 233 mayors from across the country who want to keep the Clean Power Plan in place.
The Trump administration remains unlikely to back off its plans to ease Obama era restrictions that make it harder for utility companies to burn coal. Likewise, the federal courts may eventually decide what pollution rules the Environmental Protection Agency can enforce on energy production. Yet, still, scores of people testified Wednesday in Kansas City about efforts to repeal the controversial Clean Power Plan. The current administration wants to dump it.
Executives pushing the merger of the two largest utility companies in Kansas have told regulators they’ll give in on some customer bill protection and job guarantees. But the leaders at Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy say promising a 5-year moratorium on rate hikes could leave the new, larger company unable to keep step in a fast-changing industry.
Equipment wise hardly anything went right today, but I did still manage a story on the EPA's listening session in Kansas City. Lots of people from all over voiced their opinion against a repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
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