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EPA Nixes Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt this week announced that the agency intends to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a holdover from the Obama administration that would have dramatically impacted power plants throughout the United States by limiting their ability to use coal as a primary fuel. Pruitt stated that the change in policy would "facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens associated with the development of those resources.”  The current EPA administration estimated that nixing the Plan will save $33 billion.

Public comment on the proposal will begin when the proposal is published in the Federal Register.