EPA Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Regulations on Coal Power Plants

Headline Roundup August 21st, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its plan to overhaul Obama-era regulations on coal power plant emissions which were put in place by the former president to fight climate change. Supporters of the Trump administration's new rules say that they will reduce pollution while significantly cutting costs, while opponents argue that they will lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Regulations on Coal Power Plants

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The Trump administration on Tuesday made public the details of its new pollution rules governing coal-burning power plants, and the fine print includes an acknowledgment that the plan would increase carbon emissions and lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths annually.

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The Trump administration officially rolled out its replacement for the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s signature initiative to combat climate change, with claims that the revision would save money while also slightly reducing carbon dioxide pollution.

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The Trump administration moved to overturn Obama-era environmental rules on power-plant emissions, a long-telegraphed action designed to help coal-burning plants compete with natural gas and other cleaner alternatives as a national energy source.

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