CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/EPA: “In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday [Jan. 13, 2021] will unveil a climate rule that will effectively prohibit the future regulation of greenhouse gases from any stationary industry other than power plants.

The rule comes just eight days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged a multitrillion-dollar initiative that would combat climate change by making sharp cuts in the United States’ carbon dioxide pollution. The new regulation could hamstring much of that agenda, for example by prohibiting Biden’s EPA from setting carbon limits on oil and gas wells or refineries.”

-Alex Guillén, “Trump’s EPA launches surprise attack on Biden’s climate rules,” politico.com, Jan. 12, 2021