U.S. Rep. Bost Supports Emissions Rollback

Aug 22, 2018

The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The plan announced Tuesday gives the states more discretion in choosing how to regulate pollution from the plants.

Congressman Mike Bost from Murphysboro says he supports the move.
"We have some of the cleanest coal-burning power plants in the world right now. We should go ahead and look at those standards and meet those standards that we have. The new ones were almost to a level that they were not able to be attained."
The Environmental Protection Agency says the move "promotes energy independence." Environmental groups say it will harm the fight against global warming.