Policy

EPA Set to Repeal Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Coal Regulations

The Trump administration continues to rollback failed Obama-era policies with a measure to remove coal regulations.

On Monday, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announced the president will scrap the Clean Power Plan.

The plan, which Pruitt called “unfair,” would have imposed stringent emissions standards on coal-fired power plants.

Critics claimed it would kill thousands of jobs, but it was put on hold by the Supreme Court over a year ago and has never taken effect.

Pruitt says the president will sign a proposed rule to withdrawal from the plan on Tuesday.