Power Companies to Stick With Plans Despite EPA’s Emissions Repeal

Power Companies to Stick With Plans Despite EPA’s Emissions Repeal

President Donald Trump has looked to jumpstart the energy industry by cutting Obama-era regulations. On Tuesday, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency signed a proposal to repeal the first federal limits on carbon emissions at power plants. The move has been symbolic of the Trump administration and has long-term implications. The carbon cap regulations drew fire from Republicans and their allies in business who saw them as a prime example of government overreach. The Trump administration argues that the Obama rules were illicit under the Clean Air Act, a controversy that will likely be litigated.

 

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