11 Oct '17, 9am

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On Monday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared the war on coal is over. On Tuesday, he signed a proposal to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, a rule to cut carbon emissions from power generation by 32 percent below 2005 levels. The action was widely regarded as a win for the conservative attorneys general, electric companies and trade associations that have sued over the original rule. But in terms of what the proposed repeal means for the power industry and where the country's electricity comes from, the announcement may be more symbolic than significant. In the months and years to come, enemies and proponents of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will continue to debate the merits of using executive authority to issue large-scale rules -- a central tension in the fight over the rule. The Trump administration, like the administration before it, will be left to justify th...

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