“The war on coal is over” says EPA head Scott Pruitt, announcing the repeal of Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’. The repeal proposal will be filed Tuesday, and fulfills a campaign promise by President Trump, as the administration vows to dismantle Obama-era regulations including the international Paris Climate Accord.
The Trump administration announced Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America’s efforts to tackle global warming. At an event in eastern Kentucky, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said that his predecessors had departed from regulatory norms in crafting the Clean Power Plan, which was finalized in 2015 and would have pushed states to move away from coal in favor of sources of electricity that produce fewer carbon emissions.
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