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Trump Administration Formally Proposes to Rescind Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  • Trump administration argues climate plan exceeded legal limits
  • Move prolongs uncertainty for electricity sector amid lawsuits
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EPA Ready to Eliminate Obama's Power Plant Rule

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The Trump administration on Tuesday began the process of repealing former President Barack Obama’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, opening a small window for a revival of coal while prolonging uncertainty over the U.S. electricity mix.

The proposal to rescind the Clean Power Plan leaves unanswered major questions about what utilities will have to do over the coming decades to address climate change and cut carbon dioxide generated by burning fossil fuels.