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Trump EPA finalizes rollback of key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants

Jun 19, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Despite a drumbeat of scientific warnings, the Trump administration Wednesday issued a new rule that cuts carbon emissions from power plants by less than half of what experts say is needed to avoid catastrophic global warming.

The Affordable Clean Energy rule, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, represents the Trump administration's most significant action to unwind federal regulations aimed at addressing climate change. At the EPA on Wednesday, Trump's top aides, Republican law...