EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday signed a measure to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era strategy that set national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Pruitt had indicated he would sign the proposal Monday at an event with coal miners in Kentucky. Instituted by former President Barack Obama in 2015, the CPP aimed to reduce carbon dioxide pollution, but the Trump administration sees the emissions standards as a job-killer that cost consumers billions, Politico reports. In a statement Tuesday, the EPA said rolling back the CPP will "facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens" associated with their development.
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