"Research by Resources For the Future (RFF), an environmental think tank in Washington DC, suggests that the Obama-era regulations would have increased the average price that consumers pay for electricity by just 1%. But the Clean Power Plan would have had more significant economic impacts on regions that still depend heavily on coal mining and coal-fired electricity, such as Appalachia and the parts of the Midwest. 'That’s what is really driving the political debate,' says Dallas Burtraw, an economist with the RFF."
Trump Unveils Plan to Weaken Greenhouse-Gas Limits on Power Plants
Media Highlight from Nature — Aug. 21, 2018