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EPA chief says Trump administration to roll back Obama-era clean power plan

The clean power plan aims to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants

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EPA chief says Trump administration to roll back Obama-era clean power plan

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming.

Speaking in Kentucky today, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule tomorrow "to withdraw the so-called clean power plan of the past administration."

The clean power plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. It was a centrepiece of the Obama administration's environmental policies.

The EPA is expected to declare the Obama-era rule exceeded federal law by setting emissions standards that power plants could not reasonably meet.

Pruitt said the EPA should not use its authority "to say to you we are going to declare war on any sector of our economy.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 22:36 IST
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