EPA chief to announce key Obama climate rule Monday — without Obama


Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthyRegina (Gina) McCarthyPruitt granted extension to file financial disclosure form Pruitt's 24/7 security requested over fears of Trump policy backlash EPA documents detail threats against Pruitt MORE will unveil a proposal for the nation's first ever carbon emissions limits on existing power plants Monday, a White House official confirmed Friday.

McCarthy will announce the proposal, which is seen as the centerpiece of President Obama's climate agenda, at EPA headquarters.

McCarthy said last week that Obama had indicated he might personally announce the rule, but a White House official said Obama would not be joining McCarthy for the announcement.

Instead, Obama will dedicate his weekly address on Saturday to the carbon pollution rule, the official said.

Also on Monday, Obama will participate in a conference call hosted by the American Lung Association with the public health community.