EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants

NPR: The Trump administration will scuttle an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, made the announcement in Hazard, Ky., on Monday, saying the rule hurt coal-fired plants.

"The EPA and no federal agency should ever use its authority to say to you we are going to declare war on any sector of our economy," Pruitt said, speaking at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

"That rule really was about picking winners and losers," the EPA administrator said, adding that the rule change would be signed on Tuesday.

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