Senate Fails to Undo Trump Administration Rollback of Power Plant Carbon Limits
Oct 28, 2019
Senate Democrats are now considering overturning another rule set by the Trump administration that would allow coal plants to release more mercury into the air. Though Senators are treading more carefully as once a regulation is successfully overturned by a Congressional vote, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) prohibits the formation of a substantially similar rule. Therefore, it is important that Congress disagree with a rule completely if they seek to overturn it.
ASME will continue to monitor Congressional efforts to overturn technology-related rules and regulations.