Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Rule

Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Rule
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A court has struck down the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era rule regarding pollution from coal-fired power plants. 

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday vacated the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which gave states more time and authority to decide how to implement the best new technology to ease emissions from coal plants.

It ruled that the “promulgation of the ACE rule and its embedded repeal of the Clean Power Plan rested critically on a mistaken reading of the Clean Air Act.” 

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