Trump Relaxes Coal Emissions Standards Again

Trump Relaxes Coal Emissions Standards Again
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Eric C. Evarts
5 CommentsJan 2, 2019
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew WheelerEPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler
For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Early in December, the EPA announced a new proposal that would undo carbon-dioxide limits on coal plants, overturning one of President Obama's signature climate change programs, the Clean Power Plan, which never went into effect after a court injunction.

That plan would increase the allowable global warming emissions from coal-fired power plants by 35 percent over current law.

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