Environmental Rollbacks Aim to Protect Coal Power
Charles Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was interviewed by The Guardian for an article about rolling back toxic mercury pollution standards.
The move by the Trump administration is part of a series of environmental rollbacks pursued on behalf of coal interests, decisions scientists say are detrimental to public health. Professor Driscoll says the Trump administration is trying to “prolong the operation, the longevity of coal-fired power plants.”
Professor Driscoll was also quoted in –
Energy Reporters: Trump to boost coal by easing mercury rules
Clean Technica: House Climate Change Committee to oppose disastrous Trump environmental agenda
Bloomberg BNA: High costs don’t justify new power plant mercury cuts, EPA says