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EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants.

Pruitt, speaking to a group of coal miners Monday at an event in Hazard, Kentucky, said “Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration and thus begin the effort to withdraw the rule.” Pruitt said the CPP “was really about picking winners and losers” in the market for power generation, and said the Obama administration “just simply made it up” when determining the regulations in the CPP.

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