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Pruitt planning to replace rather than repeal US CPP

Scott Pruitt, head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has said that he plans to replace rather than repeal the Clean Power Plan.
By Staff reporter 8 December 2017 0 28724

Scott Pruitt, head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, told a Congressional committee hearing on Thursday that he plans to replace former US President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon emissions rather than repeal it.

The process will start in Q1 2018 “at the latest”, Pruitt told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment.

“That would be a process that would be focused on an objective, transparent, public review of questions and answers around the issues around carbon dioxide […] We...