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Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward
The Trump administration is advancing a proposal for electric utilities that would supplant President Barack Obama's principal attempt to curtail US contributions to global warming, with a new rule that's expected to go easier on the coal industry.

 

The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Tuesday that it sent the new rule the White House for review. The document itself was not released, but President Donald Trump has been outspoken in his desire to prop up the ailing coal industry by rolling back what he considers burdensome regulations.

 

Burning coal to generate electricity is one of the primary sources of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.

 


First published: 07.11.18, 08:03