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EPA proposes repeal of Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'

Joe Mont | October 11, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

“After reviewing the CPP, EPA has proposed to determine that the regulation exceeds the Agency’s statutory authority,” an agency statement says. “Repealing the CPP will also facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens associated with the development of those resources, in keeping with the principles established in President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy Independence.”

Billed at the time as the most sweeping action by the government to date to combat climate change, in June 2014 the EPA unveiled tough new rules intended to curb emissions from coal-burning power plants.

The proposed ...

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