It’s the most sweeping climate legislation the United States has ever passed.
It aims to curb carbon emissions, regulate greenhouse gases and protect public health.
But in the days leading up to its signing on Friday, the Trump administration has been taking heat from scientists, environmentalists and even a few members of Congress.
Here’s what you need read:1.
Will this new law be able to pass Congress?
A little more than a week after the Senate passed its own version of the new legislation, the House of Representatives passed a watered-down version that included a provision that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to issue permits to companies that do more than just burn coal.
But the Trump Administration says the Senate bill is just a placeholder, and it’s going to send the bill to the Senate floor for debate this week.
The administration also says it plans to sue the Environmental Defense Fund and other environmental groups who say the bill is an effort to undermine climate change science.2.
What does the new climate bill actually do?
The law, known as the Clean Power Plan, requires states to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030.
The EPA says that’s more than enough to help avert the worst impacts of climate change.
The law is set to take effect on January 1, 2020.3.
What are the major provisions?
Under the Clean Energy and Environment Protection Act, states are supposed to adopt the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and the EPA has the authority to regulate pollution from power plants.
The Clean Power and Clean Water Acts were passed in 1990, and they were designed to protect air and water resources from pollution from oil and gas and coal plants.
But the EPA says the two laws do not cover all the kinds of pollutants that are expected to cause air and soil pollution from coal plants and other power plants, which emit pollutants including mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfuric acid and other greenhouse gases.4.
How do states use the new rules?
State laws are supposed only to take full effect after they’ve been adopted by the state’s Environmental Protection Department, which is led by the chief environmental justice attorney.
The agency must also submit the new pollution rules to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates the electricity and gas industries.
But as NPR’s David Greene explains, the EPA is not supposed to publish the rules until the rules have been finalized by the EPA.5.
Will the federal government issue any new permits?
The Environmental Protection Act does not set a deadline for issuing new permits.
But there are a few other important changes that may change how states deal with new pollution from fossil fuel power plants:States will not be able use federal funds to pay for new permits, so instead they will be responsible for setting their own emission limits.
In addition, states will have to submit their plans to the EPA for approval before they can install new power plants or other power sources.
And a few states have already decided to limit emissions.
California is going to limit power plants by 40%, while Oregon and New York will limit emissions by 35% and 25% respectively.
In some states, states may be able impose additional requirements on coal plants or their pollution, such as a cap on power plant emissions or limits on methane leaks, which are emitted by burning coal.6.
What happens if the EPA decides to overturn the new regulations?
A lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and other groups in the spring says the new EPA rules are unconstitutional because they violate the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.
The lawsuit also argues that the new standards are being used to weaken the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plans, a key part of the Clean Technology Initiative, a major effort to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from the power industry.
The groups are asking the court to order the EPA to stop enforcing the rules and instead to consider a new rule, which they say would provide stronger protections for public health and environment.7.
Will states have to build their own power plants to meet the new limits?
In some cases, states have the option to build out existing power plants that meet the limits.
But those plans must be approved by the states before they are built.
States will also be required to pay a price for any emissions they put in the air.
So the price for new power stations will likely be higher than what utilities pay to buy clean power from a third-party power provider.8.
What’s the impact on my power bill?
In a new statement on Friday evening, the Department of Energy said that the costs of installing new power plant pollution control systems and other measures that will reduce emissions will be determined by the price that customers pay.
But it also said that while the cost of pollution control can increase, the price will be uniform across the nation.
“If a state has a particular program or regulatory program that is not required by federal law, they may be permitted to implement that program on their own,” the statement said. “But