Trump slams EPA over nitrous oxide emissions, ‘bad idea’

President Donald Trump ripped the Environmental Protection Agency for its plan to regulate nitrous dioxide emissions from the oil and gas industry.

“We don’t have a plan to stop them,” Trump said on Thursday in an interview with Fox News.

“They want to continue doing it, but the problem is they’re going to get away with it, because there’s no regulation of that.”

Trump also slammed the EPA’s decision to limit nitrous-oxide emissions from power plants to no more than 5 percent of the ambient level.

He said the plan would be “bad idea.”

“If you’re going down that road, I think you’re not going to stop the problem,” Trump added.

“You’re just going to increase the pollution.

And if you’re a business, you’re probably going to have a much harder time getting the money back, because they’re getting rid of their plants.”

The Trump administration has proposed to limit power plants from releasing more than 3 million metric tons of nitrous a day into the air, a process that requires the use of expensive pollution capture and storage facilities.

In the past, the Environmental Defense Fund and others have sued the EPA over this plan, arguing that it could be disastrous for air quality in the U.S.

A bill proposed by Trump’s team would cap the nitrous emissions from coal-fired power plants at 1 million metric pounds per day, or roughly 30 times the EPA limit.

This would include the use by utilities of advanced capture and sequestration technology, which captures and stores CO2 in the form of methane.

The EPA is not expected to adopt the bill, which has drawn criticism from environmental groups and some of its supporters, until after it releases its final rule on CO2 emissions from new power plants.

The rule will include a provision that would require companies that want to reduce their emissions to adopt a technology that can capture CO2.

The White House has also proposed a cap-and-trade program to deal with the issue.

Environmental groups and members of Congress have urged the EPA to take a different approach to reducing emissions from fossil fuel power plants, and some have suggested a cap could be introduced in the rule that sets limits on power plants that release more than 25,000 metric tons a day.

In response, the White House last month said it would not include a cap on the amount of CO2 from power plant emissions.

But as it stands, the EPA does not have a rule in place that would include a requirement that power plants be able to meet the current standards for CO2 reduction.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said during her confirmation hearing that the agency “does not have the resources or the capacity to do that” because it is focused on reducing emissions.

Trump has not released a final rule for power plants since taking office.

He has instead issued a series of executive orders to address climate change, including a controversial executive order that would delay the Paris climate accord, a landmark international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.