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Trump to roll back carbon rule on new coal plants

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By Timothy GardnerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected on Thursday to roll back an Obama-era rule requiring new coal plants to slash carbon emissions, a move that could crack open the door in coming years for new plants fired by the fossil fuel.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an "energy policy announcement" at 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT) on Thursday. Andrew Wheeler, EPA's acting administrator, will speak alongside Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, a long-time opponent of former President Barack Obama's limits on carbon ...

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:46 IST
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