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Clean Power Plan Repeal: 6 Things to Know

The move has drawn criticism from environmental activists

   

The Clean Power Plan that was launched under Obama’s administration will be repealed.

Clean Power Plan
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Here are six things to know about the move:

  • The announcement was made by Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, at an eastern Kentucky event, where he said that that the Clean Power Plan will be roleld back. It was designed to move away from coal and towards electricity sources that produce less carbon emissions.
  • The repeal will be filed in the Federal Register on Tuesday to eliminate Obama’s environmental legacy.
  • It will make it more difficult for Trump to lower emissions as part of the Paris climate agreement, which he vowed to abandon earlier this year.
  • The proposal shows that the country will save $33 billion by not complying with the Clean Power Plan’s regulations.
  • Pruitt said that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority in an attempt to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
  • Environmental activists plan on fighting the move

Coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants make up about one-third of America’s carbon dioxide emissions.

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