Policy & Regulation

US to repeal Clean Power Plan – EPA document

An internal Environmental Protection Agency document has revealed plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
By Staff reporter 5 October 2017 0 27866

The administration of United States President Donald Trump plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and will ask the American public to recommend a replacement, according to an internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document seen by The New York Times.

Former President Barack Obama introduced the CPP, which requires states to reduce emissions from existing power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, but the regulation met strong opposition from 27 states.

Trump has always been critical of the CPP and promised during...