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Scott Pruitt Says That EPA Will Repeal the Clean Power Plan


The Trump administration took its first formal step on Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the signature Obama-era climate policy, but did not offer an immediate replacement — leaving little indication as to how the Environmental Protection Agency plans to meet its obligation to regulate the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.

After announcing the repeal from the heart of coal country in Kentucky on Monday, EPA chief Scott Pruitt officially signed off on a proposed rule in Washington today to roll back “the so-called Clean Power Plan” that was finalized by the Obama administration in 2015.

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