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'The War on Coal Is Over': Pruitt Kills Obama's Clean Power Plan

At an event in Hazard, Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt said the prior administration had overreached in enacting the rule.

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The Trump administration announced Monday it would repeal the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 regulation that sharply curbed greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and a key part of President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.

At an event in Hazard, Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt said the prior administration had overreached in enacting the rule, which pushed US power plants to cut fossil fuel emissions by a third from 2005 levels by 2030.

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