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U.S. proposes to roll back emissions rule on new coal plants

Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

By Humeyra Pamuk and Timothy GardnerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to roll back an Obama-era rule requiring new U.S. 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) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal, which will allow new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds (862 kg) of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity.The proposal, which is sure to be challenged by lawsuits from environmental groups, would ...

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 01:08 IST