Policy & Regulation

EPA head will sign rule to roll back CPP

The US government will take "formal" steps to repeal the CPP, the administration of President Donald Trump has announced.
By Staff reporter 10 October 2017 0 27918

The United States government will take "formal" steps to repeal former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the administration of President Donald Trump announced on Monday.

The CPP aims to reduce carbon emissions from US power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said at an event in Kentucky that the CPP, which was launched in 2015, would favour energy sources with lower carbon emissions and encourage US power generation to switch from using coal.

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