Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Climate changed

Trump Is Seen Replacing Obama’s Power Plant Overhaul With a Tune-Up

  • Modest, facility-focused rule could have small impact
  • Trump’s EPA set to begin former repeal of Clean Power Plan
Bloomberg business news

EPA Ready to Eliminate Obama's Power Plant Rule

Updated on

President Barack Obama’s signature plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generation took years to develop and touched every aspect of power production and use, from smokestacks to home insulation.

The Trump administration is moving to scrap that plan and has signaled that any alternative it might adopt would take a much less expansive approach, possibly just telling utilities to operate their plants more efficiently.